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Is Maureen Dowd Necessary?

By on 8.23.10 | 8:40AM

She is so long as she cranks something like this out every now and then. From her latest column:

The President who is always talking about wanting to be perfectly clear is ever more opaque. The One, who owes his presidency to the intense feeling he stirred up, turns out to be a practical guy who can't handle intense feeling...

Too lofty to pay heed to the daily bump and grind of politics, Obama has failed to present himself as someone with the common touch. And to the extent that people don't know him or don't get him, he becomes easier to demonize.

Obama is the victim of the elevated expectations he so skillfully created in 2008.

Though, I'd hardly call the President a victim of himself, for once, I agree with her on these few observations.

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