Friday, December 19, 2008

The Back-and-Forthright Candidate/President-Elect

If you catch the reference in the title above, you're REALLY old.


The very first time I interviewed Barack Obama on radio…shortly after he won his state senate seat…I noticed how adroitly he took questions from call-ins. He sounded so preeminently reasonable. Then I realized what he was doing…something he has carried through to this very day with his latest news conference as president-elect. Not that he has been the first to ever think of it…but--.

With me as now, he stitched together two contradictory views and linked them with a “but.” That’s why he sounds reasonable. Most other politicians when pressed come down on one side or the other-particularly George W. Bush. They do it frontally because they know that unlike campaigners in the mid-19th century, they can’t say one thing in Chicago and the opposite in Omaha.

Not Barack. He doesn’t say one thing in Chicago and the opposite in Omaha. He links diametrically opposed arguments together with the conjunction “but.”

Damn! Roeser's right--again.

I tell you it’s Ponzi only in the realm of ideas. Contradictions mean nothing to him. Once it was thought that he would move into power and steer the country hard-left. Not so, evidently. He is going to depend on the swooning media to reconcile his contradictions while he proceeds to make it up as he goes along. Small wonder the Left is angered

On the other hand, I think Roeser's an optimist.


Neo-Con Tastic said...

I actually pointed this out during the debates. He manages to agree with both sides of the argument... to a point.

He's very manipulative in his wordings - it's quite disgusting really. He says enough to please everyone while not really saying anything.

I can't decide what's more appalling; the fact that he does it or the fact that he thinks the public is stupid enough to fall for it.

Joe of St. Thérèse said...

I honestly don't know what to do with Obama.