Are Fewer People Seeing the Emperor’s Clothes? August 4, 2013Posted by geoff in News.
Unfortunately it comes from a no-name partisan source (though they claim otherwise), but it’s still too good to check:
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted.
Political advisers say the charismatic candidate who captured the attention of voters in 2008 is gone and the man who now occupies the White House is “a shell who lacks charisma and cannot focus on details or message.”
“We have to face the fact that it has been a long, long time since Barack Obama delivered a speech that captured the hearts and minds,” says Democratic strategist Andy Waring. “The magic is missing and the Obama that mesmerized the nation has left the building.”
“In politics it is not unusual for the candidate to be different once he or she is elected to office,” says political scientist Jackson Hathaway, “but Barack Obama turned out to be more than different. The candidate and President were not only different people, they turned out to be diametrically opposed to each other.”
We’ve always maintained that the President was incredibly poorly qualified for the presidency, given his limited experience on the national stage and his non-existent experience in any sort of managerial role. Not to mention his community-organizer/anti-business/blame-America-first instincts and his affiliation with, and obligation to, the Chicago political machine.
So this is no news to the dextrosphere, but the possibility that others are starting to notice just might be news.
And quite good at that.