January 25, 2010

False Choices

Allah notes that Obama would rather be an awesome one-term president than a mediocre two-term president. Of course, those aren't the only choices out there, and not the one way his presidency is currently trending.

I'd like to hear someone question him about the reality of being a mediocre first year president, but suspect any answer he would provide involves the words "alone" and "waffle."

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 25, 2010 09:13 PM

To dredge up an old phrase; he's a legend in his own mind. Any question one might ask regarding a "mediocre" anything would instantly result in a twenty minute dialogue which, transcribed, would contain nary a complete sentence. A person so transfixed with "themselves" - an egomaniac - never sees the negative side of anything involving them!

A great speaker? No, he's not. He's a great READER of speeches and has memorized many escape phrases, to be used any time he can't answer a question without using at least five hundred words. What he delivers for answers often wind up having little or nothing to do with the original question. A "yes" or "no" answer is pretty much out of the question.

I often think of Obama as a man who loves listening to his own voice. But, when he listens, he never hears the "uhhhhs" the "ummmms" or any number of other sounds he makes when his mouth hasn't caught up with his brain.

Is he really intelligent? He might be; but we haven't been exposed to any of that intelligence yet.

Does he lie? Yes, he does...But, then again, all politicians lie at some time or other - especially when their campaigning.

Would I vote for the man? Knowing what I know now, I wouldn't vote for him if he was running for Dog Catcher.

Posted by: Dell at January 25, 2010 09:46 PM

lol, is there such a thing as an "awesome", one-term, president? Usually, if you're only a one-termer, you did something that was pretty awful.

Posted by: ECM at January 25, 2010 09:53 PM

I'll have to give the interview a B+.

Obama reminds me of Will Ferrel, a guy who thinks he is much funnier and a much better actor than he really is, a guy who has a high opinion of himself that doesn't measure up at the box office.

Or, if we want to use another movie comparison, the Obama admin is the movie Heavens Gate, what was supposed to be a blockbuster became one of the worst bombs of all time. Sure, there were ones that lost more in comparison to earnings, but, the story of how bad Heavens Gate was matches up well.

Posted by: William Teach at January 25, 2010 09:59 PM

How about door number three? A one term mediocre President.

Posted by: inspectorudy at January 26, 2010 01:08 AM

As inspectorudy and Charles Krauthammer pointed out after Obama made the remark, there is, of course, a Door Number Three which is more likely. He could, and certainly is so far, be a mediocre one-term President. I wake up each morning thinking, "Oh Lord, what will Obama do next to protect his ego from admitting a mistake."

Almost anything, it seems.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at January 26, 2010 01:05 PM