Telegraph: How’s It Going, President Neophyte?

Expect Toby Harnden of the UK Telegraph to get lots and lots of hate mail from the Obamanuts for this article

During last year’s epic election campaign, Hillary Clinton said that in the White House “there is no time for on-the-job training”. Joe Biden, too, remarked that the presidency was “not something that lends itself to on-the-job training”. Both were aiming barbs at their then primary opponent. Mrs Clinton has since brought what she would refer to as her “lifetime of experience” to the role of Secretary of State, while Mr Biden has traded 36 years in the Senate for the vice-presidency. And the rookie they derided is President.

Now, the words of his former rivals are returning to haunt President Obama. After a distinctly rocky start to his presidency, he has admitted he “screwed up” and is returning to one thing in his political career that he has perfected – campaigning. In Elkhart, Indiana, today and Fort Myers, Florida, tomorrow, Mr Obama will try to seize back control of the political agenda with question-and-answer sessions with voters in two of the swing states that gave him victory.

Let’s see, we also have “he is struggling,” “wide-eyed bystander,” “seemed passive and uncertain,” and “double standard of preaching…” followed by

Governing, as Mr Obama is finding out, is not like an election campaign. Mr Bush’s failures will give him some leeway and his transformative appeal remains potent. But making decisions and operating the levers of power is something completely new to him. And it shows.

President Neophyte. Because Hope ‘n Change is not actual executive experience.

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2 Responses to “Telegraph: How’s It Going, President Neophyte?”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach only about 25% of Americans disaprove of the way that Obama is handling his job. Your average American likes Obama so far, it is only a small group of “elitists” that do not.

  2. reeko says:

    and yet Obama’s approvals are falling, and not due to anything we “elitists” are doing. its his own zombies who are starting to waiver… just wait until the drooling adulations heaped upon him begin to tarnish a bit more. such as the hysterical comparisons to the “other” Lincoln…

    hmmm. let’s see what the real Lincoln actually said, and then compare notes later:

    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”

    “The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.” Abraham Lincoln

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