Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama's Trainwreck Of A Townhall

Barry parachuted into Ohio today to reign over a townhall meeting of his lessers (that would be all of us). His ostensible purpose was to talk about jobs and not all that other silly stuff he has been focused on in his first year. If you saw any of the video from that event, he was alternatingly both angrier and more specious than usual. Is it too much for Americans to ask of their President at the start of his second year in office to stop whining? At any rate, the townhall was a disaster and Jim Geraghty at National Review has a delicious take on it. Click on the title of this post to read it. We liked the following, though:

"A very out-of-rhythm speech was followed by some of the most obscure and unhelpful questions ever uttered at a town-hall meeting. I was left with a bit of sympathy for President Obama, as questioner after questioner asked about their own specific concerns, often way out of the president's duties, responsibilities, and realm of expertise: One guy was an inventor who wanted to give him a sales pitch, one woman lamented the impatience of the American people before complaining about a slow response from the state environmental agency over her toddler's lead poisoning, one guy wanted to read the president a poem; there was a woman who talked about the problem of finding students for her truck-driving school, an old lady who was upset that her Social Security didn't have a cost-of-living increase, and a guy who had the patent for some wind-turbine issue that he was in a fight with some company about. One poor soul raised his hand and just wanted to shake Obama's hand."

Hecka of a townhall, Axelrod.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the audience was part of the "me, myself, and I" crowd - why not? O's talks focus on the "I, Me, My...." Like attracts like.