Maybe Obama Is Tired And He Wants To Go Home?
As George Bush may have said a few times too often in his first 2007 debate with John Kerry, being President is "hard work". The Left wasn't quick to let him forget it.
Beyond the repetition of a few key phrases that Karl Rove had obviously made sure he was supposed to emphasize, Bush bumbled through most questions, returning to the drum beat that threaded throughout his talk: “It’s hard work.”
Hard work, indeed. It is hard work to be saddled with the complexities of governing the most powerful nation in the world. It is hard work to deal with the nuances of diplomacy and coalition building. It is hard work to admit mistakes and change direction based on changes in the geopolitical landscape. “It’s hard work.” In that phrase, Bush encapsulated for the American people precisely the problem with his governance: he is in over his head.
Maybe Obama was trying to distract from his ill-timed joke at Michelle's expense? I Tweeted that night that neither the private sector, nor Michelle seem capable of going down quite far enough to please Barry. But what I'm genuinely beginning to wonder is if Obama wants to be re-elected? It is hard work. Maybe it's first job syndrome?
You can read the 100 posts on what Obama said, why he said it and then didn't dig his way out of it via Memeorandum.
Ann Althouse looks at the failed recovery after his, "The private sector is doing fine" remark. He has a knack for failed recoveries, doesn't he? Here's the WSJ on the original press conference and GOP feeding frenzy after it.
Is Jindal auditioning for Veep?: '"most liberal, most incompetent" president since Carter.' There's a saying in business, the job often goes to the person who wants it the most. If this keeps up in the race for the presidency 2012, Barack Obama may not be that guy this year.