The White House has learned the hard way that it overexposed its biggest asset during Obama’s first two years in office, using him for countless supposedly “game-changing” speeches that changed little or nothing.
He gave the most press interviews in presidential history, according to Mark Knoller of CBS. In 2009, he had 411 public speeches, comments and remarks, and 491 in 2010.
But in 2011, we have what Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus calls a “Where’s Waldo presidency” where “you frequently have to squint to find the White House amid the larger landscape.”
You can even play “Where’s Obama?” in the re-election announcement video. He never makes a personal appearance; you never even hear his voice. Though if you watch closely, you can see some nostalgic photos from 2008.Yup. There's even a slogan!! "Show my face, lose the race!!"