Over at Postmodern Conservative
Ivan Kenneally described Obama's performance at the Health Care Summit as a "cranky professor"
. I just saw Obama on the 6 P.M. Fox News show and boy was the cranky professor back. His main strategy seemed to respond to any question with a droning repetition of his stump speech regardlesss of whether it had anything to do with the question. He also just kept talking and talking and talking long after his answer retained any coherence. His long (and often meandering) responses to questions in press conferences can often give an impression of mastery. You stop paying attention to what he is actually saying, but he seems to know what he is talking about, so the problem must be you. But today he looked irritated and uncomfortable so he came off as blustering in the hopes that you won't notice that he has no real answers to the questions he is being asked and hopes that the questioners will go away. His defense of the funny math of double counting the medicare cuts was pitiful.