From Matt Bai’s New York Times Obama profile:
“I am convinced that if there were no Fox News, I might be two or three points higher in the polls,” Obama told me. “If I were watching Fox News, I wouldn’t vote for me, right? Because the way I’m portrayed 24/7 is as a freak! I am the latte-sipping, New York Times-reading, Volvo-driving, no-gun-owning, effete, politically correct, arrogant liberal. Who wants to be somebody like that?”
Honestly, I don’t watch Fox News, so I cannot speak to whether the channel is hypnotizing the poor man-sheep who according to Obama make up its viewership. But…Who wants to be somebody like that? Does he mean aside from the entirety of his original base? Or, um, other than himself? Seriously. Does Obama not read the New York Times? If not, he should. As a daily reader, I can assure him the articles concerning his candidacy are generally friendlier than the birthday cards I receive from my parents. Do I have this guy all wrong? Did I miss the chapter in Dreams From My Father during which Barack shuns lattes while blasting shots from his massive arsenal of guns in the non-effete wilderness he most certainly didn’t drive to in a Volvo? Is he eschewing liberalism? Is running for the presidency a couple years out of the Illinois state legislature a sign of modesty? Which part of this nefarious description is Obama seeking an outlet in which to repudiate it? If all else fails, Senator, The American Spectator will air your clarification/confession!
If these are truly the reasons Barack Obama wouldn’t vote for himself, well, then, I hate to break the news to his acolytes, but he isn’t voting for himself. Perhaps he should watch less Fox News? Break the spell, Senator, you need you!