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Psst! Don’t look now, but some in the media discovered Obama is not a great speaker after all! Imagine my surprise to see the same paper that linked Obama to Reagan, calling him tongue- tied! Not to sure about the Carter comparison, but it’s good to see that the bestest teleprompter reader ever gets finally called on his lack of skills.

Some of the insight:

Obama seems incapable of balancing the need to be a national leader and his childish desire to retain his image as the uber cool dude he so clearly believes that he is.

Well, some of us noticed that since the shoulder brushing times. Apparently, many of the press knew it too, but only now can it be told

Obama has never run anything other than his presidential campaign. He doesn’t know the difference between governing and campaigning and he’s sticking with what he knows.

A little reality check here: Obama thinks he ran his campaign – gave it as “executive experience” to counteract Palin’s as governor and you bought it. It was Axelrod who ran his campaign, Obama merely …campaigned.

And here’s Michael Wolf

He’s cold; he’s prickly; he’s uncomfortable; he’s not funny; and he’s getting awfully tedious.

He thinks it’s all about him. That we want him for himself-that he doesn’t have to seduce, charm, surprise, show some skin.

And a touch of that sociopathic Jr we missed so

“The guy just doesn’t know what to say. He can’t connect. Emotions are here, he’s over there. He can’t get the words to match the situation.”

More on this disconnect in Bostonboomer’s post at the Confluence

Here’s my proposed explanation for Obama’s inappropriate laughter in the 60 Minutes interview. It comes from a powerful conflict. I think deep inside, Obama is very unsure of himself and very needy. More than anything in the world he wants to be loved and admired and looked up to. But no matter how much love and admiration he gets, it’s never enough to fill the hole inside him.

Which, is not really news for anyone who actually watched the campaign closely, the fawning press included

Obama is flat footed. His detachment means he seems unable to feel the anger of mainstream Americans. Obama and his people seemed utterly bemused as well when he condemned Pennsylvanians as bitter about the plunging economy and reliant on God and guns. Again, it took ages for him to acknowledge that his patronising analysis was insulting to voters.

And Tim Shipman gives away a few ot those things the press kept for themselves during the bestest campaign ever:

To some degree we have always known that Obama, while a great platform speaker, is not a great talker. He was a dreadful debater and more prone to be “on it” in one stump speech and utterly uninterested in another just hours later than any front line politician I have seen.

Also, from Wolf

Wolff stresses that it is the president’s sanctimonious self-regard that has shaped his inept message management.

And the most damning of all, from Politico who crowned Obama as Reagan, casting McCain as Carter in the election

“Of all the pitfalls Barack Obama might face in the presidency, here is one not many people predicted: He is struggling as a public communicator.”

Who would have thunk it that reading from the teleprompter didn’t constitute communication? And who knows, some day, they’ll even figure out that reading words other people wrote is not even eloquence: it’s just acting. Nah, they won’t get that far. It would mean unsettling the pedestal of that other great communicator that thy built and that will never happen.

But for now, the illusion that has been so carefully put together by the entire media, at home and abroad is starting to be taken apart….Too late of course for the stupid voter to be able to do anything about it. I have to wonder, which is the bigger fraud: Obama himself or the one the media perpetrated on the public?


Rassmusen’s polling of the extremes (strongly approve/disaprove)

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 35% of the nation’s voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-one percent (31%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of +4(used to be +30 Innauguration Day)

Not Your Sweetie

March 2009