The first of what will likely be many negative reactions to Barack Obama’s foreign excursion:
What Obama does not seem to understand is that the Brandenburg Gate is something you earn. . . .
Who is Obama representing? And what exactly has he done in his lifetime to merit appropriating the Brandenburg Gate as a campaign prop? . . .
Does Obama not see the incongruity? It’s as if a German pol took a campaign trip to America and demanded the Statue of Liberty as a venue for a campaign speech.
And then Krauthammer connects it to the developing meme:
Americans are beginning to notice Obama’s elevated opinion of himself. There’s nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements? . . .
His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.
Bon voyage, Obama!