Doing Letterman Is Not Progress

Howard Fineman has seen enough:

There is only so much political mileage that can still be had by his reminding the world that he is not George W. Bush. It was the winning theme of the 2008 campaign, but that race ended nearly a year ago. The ex-president is now more ex than ever, yet the current president, who vowed to look forward, is still reaching back to Bush as bogeyman.

He did it again in that U.N. speech. The delegates wanted to know what the president was going to do about Israel and the Palestinian territories. He answered by telling them what his predecessor had failed to do. This was effective for his first month or two. Now it is starting to sound more like an excuse than an explanation.

Nicolas Sarkozy sees through the very thin veneer that is Barack Obama. Fineman sees through the impeccably dressed, TelePrompTer-smooth-talking, media-obsessed, overly-slick Obama as well:

The president’s problem isn’t that he is too visible; it’s the lack of content in what he says when he keeps showing up on the tube.

I’d point out that the media overexposure also lets a lot of people see exactly what Obama stands for – which is not a good thing for Obama. The American people are not as easily swayed as Obama appears to believe they are.

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4 Responses to Doing Letterman Is Not Progress

  1. Sean the Maggot says:

    That’s why he keeps on saying “let me be clear”. He’s so clear right now that he’s virtually transparent. Like a jellyfish. Oh yeah, and no backbone to speak of, much like the jellyfish.

  2. gary gulrud says:

    Sure is a shame Biden and Pelosi are next in line.

  3. feeblemind says:

    Re gary gulrud. Agree with your comment Gary, but I am now thinking Biden would be an improvement. I would hope it would at least be the end of the Chicago machine running the WH.

  4. martian says:

    The average American is starting to realize just exactly what new clothing Emperor Obama is wearing – the same as in the fable of the same theme. Sarkozy and other world leaders have seen it practically from the beginning and they’ve been taking advantage of it every since. Putin and Medvedev are quite happy with him giving up the missile shield in eastern Europe without it costing them a thing. N Korea and Iran fire off missiles provocatively to their hearts’ content, sure in the knowledge that America under Obama is nothing more than a paper tiger. And we’re stuck with this stuffed shirt for another 3+ years and not t hing we can do about it – unless somebody actually prosecutes him for violating campaign laws and convicts him. I know, wishful thinking.

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