An author named Ulsterman writes at NewsFlavor.com, publishing an interview that he says he held with a former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team. The insider speaks out on an administration in crisis, and a president increasingly withdrawn from the job of President. I have posted below an excerpt from this interview which is now going viral:
2008 gave America an incredibly charismatic candidate for President of the United States. Speech after speech showed a candidate with increasing momentum as primary race after primary race concluded. And then came the nomination, more speeches, culminating in an election night victory.
According to the person sitting across from me, those were incredibly exciting times, even for one who had been a participant with three previous presidential hopefuls. Barack Obama appeared to move from one city to the next effortlessly, gaining confidence and motivation with each campaign stop. He was remarkable to watch. He took the script, elevated it with his oration, left the crowds screaming for more, and then would do it all over again, time after time after time. On the campaign trail, Obama is a machine.
When I asked this insider if the media gave candidate Obama an assist throughout his campaign, it elicits a sly smile. Sure – we definitely had people in the media on our side. Absolutely. We went so far as to give them specific ideas for coverage. The ones who took that advice from the campaign were granted better access, and Obama was the biggest story in 2008, so yeah, that gave us a lot of leverage.
Could Obama have succeeded without the media’s help? Yeah, I think so. As I said, on the campaign trail he is very-very good. The opposition didn’t have near the energy, or the celebrity attraction that Obama brings. Plus, the country was burned out after eight years of Bush. We knew that going in. We knew that if we won the Democrat nomination, we were likely going to cruise our way to the White House – and that is exactly what we did.”
But after Obama was sworn in, things began to change? Almost immediately. Obama loved to campaign. He clearly didn’t like the work of being President though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard working candidate became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.
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They basically proved over and over again that they are against obama because he's black. Most people don't want to be told what to do by a black person.
1. the racists here uses the "policies" defense claiming them as destructive, but didn't have a problem with Bush's destructive policies.
2. They claim it's the left you keeps bringing up the birth certificate, but the truth is that racist right are the ones who keep bringing it up and making up a constructive way of voting out the black man.
3. Using stupid claims they don't understand, creating bogus storie about Obama on a daily basis. demean supporters of the president's plan.
In conclusion, People who hate Obama personally is due to closet racism. They don't want to be told off by a black man. besides only deniers of racism uses that stupid claim of "Obama's anti-american policies" but didn't have a problem with Bush's policies screwing up our country.
Why don't you enlighten us, Steve Mean Guy?
Your intelligent and insightful commentary is just so thrilling, and edu-ma-cational.
Rock on Ugly American Lisa !
Anything to tell me about how nutty, right-wing political parties in New Zealand DO work ?
C'mon…..gimme some laffs gal !
I know I can't rely on HACT ex-VP Trev……his silence on HACT – Hypocrites' Association of Crooks & Thieves – has been deafening. I always said he always supports the bad guys.
Maybe Trev doesn't even come in any more ?
Our "Poucher-in Chief" has been spoiled by by adoring women most of his life, so of course he doesn't care to work when he can entertain and be entertained.
Scarier still, it the thought of Bonnie and Clyde in the WH again. Hillary is Obama, just wears a different suit.
This is just how Rush was describing the Obama he perceives. A spoiled kid who couldn't really achieve on his own — not without help and support — who thinks he's better than he really is.
Interesting. Scary. But not surprising.
And Mrs. O, for all that she touts going into community service instead of making money, LOVES spending $$$$ and traveling to great places.
The guy squatting in the American people's White House is only an actor, an empty suit… hired to read TOTUS.
He can't speak off prompter… because he has nothing to say.
Millions of TEA partying Americans will do their best to vote in better candidates in 2010 & 2012 across the USA to restore pendulum which has swung so far left as to tip the USA over.
She will be righted.
Only my opinion of course… but I am one of 60-70% of America who feel the same… so there ya go
Is anyone shocked Cube and Russia have to 'fire' so many government workers? Socialist systems don't work… (& I wonder how bad NZ will get before it figures it out as well)
"Playing" President on TV is exactly what he is doing. That is the only thing he knows how to do.
The guy has never so much as run a lemonade stand. He has no idea how the real world works.
His entire world is made up of fantasy theories of college professors whose dubious knowledge is confined to what they have read in someonelse's books, not from hands on experience and actually doing things, and computer model programs and projections.
That is why he thinks the economy has recovered, he saw the projected result on a print out graph. He lives in a world of "virtual" reality.
God help us.
We all knew that he merely wanted to "play" president. Great article.