Friday, October 29, 2010

On Daily Show Obama Lays An Egg

So, President Obama set out to reach young voters (and energize his base) by going on Comedy central the other night.
Hey, when it's this late in the game and you still haven't energized your bas, you've got problems.
But let's put that side for just a moment.
The President came. He saw. And he fizzled.
Here's how Dana Milbank (no Obama enemy, he) describes it in the Washington Post:
On Comedy Central, the joke was on President Obama Wednesday night.
The president had come, on the eve of what will almost certainly be the loss of his governing majority, to plead his case before Jon Stewart, gatekeeper of the disillusioned left. But instead of displaying the sizzle that won him an army of youthful supporters two years ago, Obama had a Brownie moment.
The Daily Show host was giving Obama a tough time about hiring the conventional and Clintonian Larry Summers as his top economic advisor.
"In fairness," the president replied defensively, "Larry Summers did a heckuva job."
"You don't want to use that phrase, dude," Stewart recommended with a laugh.
Dude. The indignity of a comedy show host calling the commander in chief "dude" pretty well captured the moment for Obama.
It was painful to watch. Painful.
But it proves what we've known all along: The President isn't very funny -- especially when the subject is him and his policies. In fact, he's actually drowse-inducing.
Click here to read all of Milbank's column.

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