In case you doubted that Obama is sabotaging his re-election campaign, Matt Drudge brings the following incident to your attention:
When asked whether he had a message for a six-year-old supporter,
President Barack Obama took the opportunity to describe his opponent
Mitt Romney as ‘a bullshitter’.
The extraordinary comment – most
American newspapers decline even to print such a word – came at the end
of an interview with ‘Rolling Stone’ in which Obama was asked possibly
the softest softball question ever lobbed at him. As he left the
Oval Office, Eric Bates, executive editor of ‘Rollin Stone’, told Obama
that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she
wanted him to say to the president and she had responded: ‘Tell him: You
can do it.’
According to Bates, Obama grinned and said: ‘You know, kids have good instincts. They
look at the other guy and say, “Well, that’s a bullshitter, I can
Now, he’s not wrong. Mitt Romney is a bullshitter supreme. The man is the flippiest of flip-floppers and naturally produces a prodigious quantity of the stuff. As, of course, does Obama, athough he is not so much a bullshit artist as a mid-witted con man. But there are certain things you simply do not say when you are, or are at least popularly supposed to be, the President of the United States.
At this point, it clearly isn’t enough to just keep the man away from the press corps, his handlers are going to have to gag him and hide him in a closet until November 2nd. I mean, he can’t even talk to his most fervent supporters without committing silly gaffes.