The cool, suave, sophisticated nonwhite messiah is now as off-putting as the messiah from west Texas

In a column about the debt negotiations and Obama’s poor handling of the issue, Peggy Noonan makes some references to the president’s supposedly disastrously dropping approval rating, which I will not quote, having taken The Pledge. But she also has this observation of Obama which is not about poll numbers, and which I like:

When he speaks on the debt negotiations, he is not only extremely boring, with airy and bromidic language—really they are soul-killing, his talking points—but he never seems to be playing it straight. He always seems to be finagling, playing the angles in some higher game that only he gets. In two and a half years he has reached the point that took George W. Bush five years to reach: People aren’t listening anymore.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 25, 2011 01:42 PM | Send

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