Obama’s Artful Campaign

For a guy noted for being so charismatic and smooth, has there ever been somebody so bumbling and awkward? Honestly, we’re getting into Gerald Ford territory here.

The evidence

I present some totally specious arguments to the maladroit nature of the presumptive Democratic nominee.

Exhibit A

I quote me, regarding the news that the networks may have to change their coverage because [t]he networks hope they can scrape some change together to show the whole Democratic National Convention.:

Obama’s decision “makes it enormously more expensive,” said Paul Friedman, senior vice president at CBS News. “It does add to the overall question of how the networks should cover what is a non-news event.”

“We’re trying to figure out ways to cover what we need to cover and still stay in our budget,” said Bob Murphy, a 30-year veteran of ABC News and the executive in charge of the network’s convention coverage. “The change in the schedule clearly has put some very severe cost issues on the table and we are trying to figure out how to deal with that.”

The horror. But still, moving things wouldn’t be a problem if they had some time to plan. But the Obama camp zigs when it should’ve zagged, and leaves it to the establishment to do the apologetics.

Let’s be honest, though. The only reason they’re putting the thing on in a stadium is so they’ll have enough room for all the journalists.

Exhibit B

His non-answer on balancing the budget.

Exhibit C

Via Hot Air, TelePrompTer-less Obama esplains language education:

Perhaps your argument would be more convincing if you mastered the language yourself? No, not Spanish. English. Speech 101, look into it.

Exhibit D

The FISA thing, naturally.

Exhibit E

Finally, from
Primetime Politics, Barak forgets the fundraiser part of ‘fundraiser’:

Maybe not Ford, how’s about Michael Dukakis?

HR: Waste of Time or Plague on Modern Business?