Which is rather strange, because the media created an image that Barack H. Obama was the Messiah (via Ace)
(Politico) President Obama blames the press for creating the image that hes aloof and disconnected from the rest of Washington, insisting in a new interview that hes just more interested in spending time with his family than in exchanging pleasantries with strangers.
My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I don’t go to a lot of Washington parties and, as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesn’t feel like I’m in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if I’m not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof, Obama said in an interview with Time Magazine released Thursday.
The fact is, I’ve got a 13-year-old and 10-year-old daughter. And so, no, Michelle and I don’t do the social scene, because as busy as we are, we have a limited amount of time, and we want to be good parents at a time that’s vitally important for our kids.
Um, what? This guy has party after party, especially during his first year in office, fiddling while America burned. Hes not disconnected from Washington: hes disconnected from the American People. Anyhow, being cold and aloof isnt a media created image, its an Obama created image, though Id say its more like narcissistic, petty, cold, and aloof. Bush didnt spend that much time with the media, and was never portrayed as cold and aloof. He was generally portrayed as caring and personable, no matter how much the media wanted to portray him as a guy who chewed on cute and fuzzy puppies.
Seriously, though, how can one call Obama cold and aloof when so many of the pictures of Obama look like
But, how can one call Obama cold and aloof? Hes certainly personable with lots of people who attend fundraisers. He has a great time playing golf with friends seemingly half the weekends of the year. Hes surely a nice guy hobnobbing with the folks on Marthas Vineyard and at the area he rents expensive houses in Hawaii.
As Ace points out
Heres a reason for Obamas aloofness: When you are an unmitigated failure, you cannot discuss the real world, and must increasingly withdraw into a world of theory and projection only, because the facts of the real world are hostile to you.
Well, yeah, theres that, but, remember, he actually lets his dog Bo take plane trips without the Obamas, so he cant be cold, aloof, and disconnected.