Buyer's Remorse Syndrome
That a lot of independent voters are having buyer's remorse about Obama is setting in as a meme of his still-young presidency ought to be an ominous sign for Democrats, because even if it is mistaken in some ways, it can establish an unshakeable hold, as was the case with Jimmy Carter's perceived weakness and "incompetence" (that term was used a lot about Carter) in his single misbegotten term. Today comes news that Obama used a teleprompter a few days ago--to speak to a sixth grade class
. Not a good sign. And if you like good polemical writing, see Conrad Black's scorching takedown of Obama in the National Post,
which also centers around the question of Obama's basic competence. Haven't seen scorn this lively since R. Emmett Tyrrell's serial demolitions of Jimmy Carter 30 years ago.
10:53 AM / January 25, 2010