Look, I’ve got nothing against Obama really. He seems like a perfectly nice guy, if a little prone to hectoring and condescension, but there’s absolutely nothing about his projected presidential run that suggests he’d be anything more than yet another Not Bill Clinton, another guy who thinks the reason Clinton won was because he gave pretty speeches, another guy who thinks the most pressing issue of our day is “the tone in Washington” and that people without jobs really give a flying fuck how a bunch of guys in Washington talk to one another.
He says this in that article:
On Sunday, Obama dismissed notions that he might not be ready to run for president because of his limited experience in national politics. He agreed the job requires a “certain soberness and seriousness” and “can’t be something you pursue on the basis of vanity and ambition.”
And I’m left thinking yet again that wouldn’t it be nice if we could have a presidential candidate who, instead of talking about what kind of person we need in the Oval Office, would talk about what he wanted to get DONE in there. This isn’t a position where you get to sit behind a desk and look good. If that was the case, Chimpy wouldn’t be such a disaster. You actually have to work, and it would be nice if our candidate could put forth a list of tasks instead of a list of things he plans tofeel.
In other words, schmuck.