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Skip to comments.Has Obama-mania reached its limit?
Posted on 03/27/2009 1:21:45 PM PDT by Lucky9teen
It's obvious the camera loves President Barack Obama. But are American audiences growing tired of his seemingly ubiquitous TV appearances?
This week alone, the president was on "60 Minutes," held a prime-time press conference (networks reluctantly bumped "American Idol" and "The Biggest Loser" to make room for it), and answered viewer questions at his first-ever online town hall meeting. And all this is in addition to ESPNs sporadic updates on how his NCAA bracket is doing.
The New York Times columnist Gail Collins put it this way:
" there appear to be only two constants in our ever-changing world. One is that Barack Obama is going to be on television every day forever. No venue is too strange. Soon, hell be on 'Dancing With the Stars' ('And now, doing the Health Care, Energy and Education tango ...) or delivering the weather report. ('Here we see a wave of systemic change, moving across the nation ...)"
Others criticize President Obama, known for his fiery orations, for "being boring" and "dull". LA Times blogger Andrew Malcolm likened Obama's Tuesday night primetime presser to a lackluster college lecture:
"Professor Barack Obama showed up. And if you remember one of those required college lecture courses in the large auditorium at 8:10 a.m., listening to a droning don, and how it felt, slumped in the cushy seats having skipped breakfast for an extra 13 minutes of ZZZZs."
The TV ratings seem to echo the feelings of those less-than-enthused critics. According to Nielsen, Obamas much hyped prime-time appearance attracted 40 million viewers, down 18% from his February 9 press conference and down 23% from his February 24 address to Congress.
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Not until you see clearance sales on Obamania merchandise (5 for a dollar Obama plates...)
Narcissists often have the screaming “ME-ME’s”.
Sorry, but I find him not just boring, but nauseating.
You are not alone, my FRiend. ;)
Dot Penn just published a study on this very matter !
And wouldn’t you know, this article is already posted....dang search didn’t work. ;(
Because every time the dufus in chief speaks, he crams the foot further into his mouth.
And what’s with the ‘sexy’ bit? He’s a stick figure in a good suit. What, me worry? always on his face. Good grief, it’s pathetic what passes for sexy.
A woman standing next to me on the train this morning was reading “Dreams of My Father”. I just read my own book and wondered who the hell would want to read MORE about this guy.
Hahahahaha- I didn't know this. I hadn't been watching ESPN, or following the tourney this year...
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