Obama Learns About Life In The Bubble

And he doesn’t like it

The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone – it’s been closing in on Barack Obama for some time.

Now the president-elect appears increasingly conscious of the confines of his new position, bristling at the routine demands of press coverage and beginning to chafe at boundaries that are only going to get smaller.

Obama even took the unusual step Friday morning of leaving behind the pool of reporters assigned to follow him, taking his daughters to a nearby water park without them. It was a breach of longstanding protocol between presidents (or presidents-elect) and the media, that a gaggle of reporters representing television, print and wire services is with his motorcade at all times.

He, and his family, are apparently really, really, really not enjoying the constant media coverage and intrusion in to their lives. What did he think was going to happen? And he has not even been inaugurated yet. Wait till next year, not that long, and it will get worse.

Not that I blame him for wanting a little bit of privacy, just a day at the water park, some ice cream, etc, but, the press comes with the job, especially when one was turned into The One, The Messiah, The Lightworker.

Welcome to what you ran for, buddy!

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4 Responses to “Obama Learns About Life In The Bubble”

  1. SB Smith says:


  2. manbearpig says:

    So how is this different than the last two years he spent in the spotlight campaigning for this job?

    This sort of reminds me of a sports star going form a small town to New York media market, and then getting all bent when the press hounds him day and night and calls him out on the littlest thing that would have been overlooked in .

    Welcome to the big leagues BO. If you want to run with the big dogs, you have to learn to lift your leg a little higher.

  3. Let’s hope, for the sake of our national security, that Barry at least plays at the professional level, rather then the single A ball he has been working on.

  4. Raven says:

    It’s only going to get worse too. Barry and his family will be under constant media spotlight; every outfit she wears, every hairdo, every word his wife utters will be written about and scrutinized; his kids’ behavior will be noticed. I don’t wish them bad in this area as I like my privacy very much…but I’m not a public servant, little less than the President.

    It’s not all gonna be Shine and Glory. There will be many bitter moments for them.

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