"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hugh Hewitt Nails It

Hugh Hewitt nails the increasingly obvious "emperor has no clothes" conclusion about the Obama team:

What if the president and his team aren't competent at campaigns?  Heresy, I know, but put aside the 2008 win and mark it down to the unique circumstances against running in the middle of financial panic against a great American who happened to be a terrible candidate, and doing so with a massive financial advantage, bolstered by a fawning press corps in a complete swoon, and at the close of an eight-year presidency that had bee surrounded by controversy since before it began....
What if, say it quietly now, he's just a loser with a lucky streak and the love of the Beltway-Manhattan media elite?...

What if Axelrod, Plouffe and Messina are the Larry, Curly and Moe of politics just as they have been of policy, and their candidate Chance the Gardener?  

Sure, the president is bound to have a couple of good weeks.  Mitt Romney is bound to stumble a few times.  There will be an Obama bounce and the MSM will declare in unison that all is well and the president is shaking off his lethargy.

But what if he isn't, and what if he doesn't?  What if he really is just the worst possible fellow to be in the White House and his "dream team" of consultants a really lucky group of third-tiers who ought never to have left Chicago?

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