As I’ve stated, Obama is an awful leader, but a good campaigner. That is why all he does is campaign. I make no predictions, but I think this will grow old. It is hard to create a “cult of personality” around yourself when you don’t have one.
WHEN the White House announced last week that President Barack Obama will be returning to the nation’s television screens on Tuesday for a prime-time press conference that will postpone the latest episode of American Idol – the talent show watched by 25m viewers – fans of the programme were quick to respond.
“Stop, please stop, Mr O, we can’t take much more,” one angry viewer wrote on an Idol-related website. “Not again!” complained another. “It’s the same speech he’s been giving for the past year.”
There were dark mutterings that by commandeering evening programming only a few days after he appeared on Jay Leno’s popular late-night chat show, Obama was “just like Fidel Castro [of Cuba] and Hugo Chavez [of Venezuela] – always on camera, always giving speeches and lecturing”.
The barbed response to the prospect of yet another mass-media dose of Obama’s economic prescriptions underlined the dangers the president is facing as he struggles to sell his recovery efforts to a country seething with anger and anxiety over the costs, effectiveness and potential abuse of the government’s trillion-dollar bailout programme.
White House aides remain outwardly confident that Obama’s telegenic appeal will reassure Americans who were appalled by last week’s Wall Street bonus fiasco and who are becoming increasingly skeptical about the president’s so-called “Big Bang” approach to reviving a shattered economy.
Barack Obama is 100% responsible for the so-called “bonus fiasco,” along with skanks Dodd and Franks. Like the bribes they took from Fannie and Freddie, they just got caught once again doing the bidding of the craven financial interests that paid for their election.
Also note the comparison to Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. A mere 60 days into the Presidency, and he’s already outed himself.