Wednesday, October 12, 2011

‘The Obama Problem’

Obama’s once-blank slate is now quite well defined - Ed Driscoll/Pajamas Media
The Obama Problem is simple to explain but impossible to solve. The problem is Obama himself... - Monty Pelerin/American Thinker
The “man with no past” and a Hollywood veneer turned out to be a perfect candidate. “Sizzle” rather than substance was sold. Little was known about Obama and his past, allowing David Axelrod to market the political equivalent of a Rorschach blot.

Voters saw in Obama whatever they desired in a candidate. To some, Obama was a breath of fresh air, a man of principles. To others he was an outsider, not a crass politician. Others saw him as a chance to prove that they were not racists. Still others saw him as the reincarnation of Roosevelt or whomever else they admired.
Barrack Obama's narrative was silence. - Orrin Judd
His election depended on him remaining a blank upon which people could project whatever image they wanted. To the extent he has remained a void he comes off as creepy, to the extent he filled in the blank he's diverged from the ideal image folks produced. Thus both action and inaction are losses for him.