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Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Halo Slips: A Tough Week for Little Obamaites

Really – you have to read Gail Collins’ op-ed this morning in the NY Times. Gail is answering some tricky questions, for example:

Even when I get irked with Obama, I still want to help him. Isn’t there something people can do?

This weekend the Obama army is going to rise again, creating a nation of stimulus house parties, made up of people who would like nothing more than to spend their days off talking about the administration’s economic plan. There’s a Mommies, Daddies and Wee Ones Gathering in Brighton, Colo. (“We will have kid crafts, videos, juice, snacks and coffee.”) And a gathering called “What Happened to My Retirement Nest Egg?” is scheduled for Watsonville, Calif. (“We’ll break out the wine and cheese.”)

Or, for sterner spirits, there’s the Economic System Redesign Leadership Meeting in Manhattan, which is sponsored by the Corporate Social Responsibility Advocates for Obama, the Social Innovators for Obama and the Sustainability Activists for Obama. (“Please bring your own lunch or eat before coming.”)

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  1. I really don't know what to think at this point. I read post after post after post during the primary and GE stating that Obama would never ever win. Well, that wasn't exactly correct now was it?
    After observing this guy for the better part of 2 years I think he gets better with time. Not necessarily better with substance, which I believe he has consistently lacked, but better at public persuasion. I have lost patience with those who predict Obama's fortunes. So far they have not been correct.
    It looks bad now, and it is, but give him a few days and he will re-group and come out with exactly what we all want to hear. Whatever that is.

  2. You've got a good point, Becky. He does surprise everyone and bounce back. Yet I continue to hear that his "honeymoon" as president has already ended.