Skip to comments.Has Obamamania reached its limit?
Posted on 03/27/2009 12:37:02 PM PDT by presidio9
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 has been on "60 Minutes," held a press conference during primetime (networks reluctantly bumped "American Idol" and "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.
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, who is 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 primetime appearance attracted 40 million viewers, down 18% from his February 9 press conference and down 23% from his February 24 address to Congress.
But there are those who defend the president's pervasive media strategy, saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.
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If people aren’t sick of this charlatan by now, I doubt they never will be.
Can we do the CHANGE thing in 2012? That would be funny.
“saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.”
No, it’s not reassuring at all. It’s annoying, nauseating, and sickening, all at the same time.
Getting Obama out of the Oval Office is change we really CAN believe in.
I turn the TV Channel or listen to another Channel whenever he comes on. Can’t stand the constant platitudes.
There’s a lot of words I’d use to describe when Obama speaks. “Reassuring” isn’t one, but it can be used to make the word I **AM** thinking of...(letters 3-5).
Too bad voters didsn't understand what he meant was "I sure HOPE this economy turns itself around someday."
Maybe if he wore a big round red nose on his next TV appearance.
Can proudly say I have seen absolutely none of it.
I will admit that I did listen to part of the Afghan speech.
Because I want to see what he’s going on the record with before he changes the position and claims there was never a change in the position.
Over-exposure is never a good thing whether it be in the entertainment world, the sports world or politics. He’s got nowhere to go but down. After 9-11 Bush had a 91% approval rating (the highest for any president) and had nowhere to go but down. Unless he can snap his fingers and do some great things his approval ratings will continue to slide from the 50s to the 50 mark and then into the 40s, just in time for the mid-term elections. Then it’s anybody’s game.
If he is constantly in front of a camera, then who is running the WH/Oval Office? Or do I really want to know —— having the suspicions I have.
I quite watching teevee years ago. Just one more reason not to change.
he interrupted American Idol. That was the beginning of his downfall. The DUmmies love AI more than they will ever love him. He’s over exposed and they are bored with him now.
0bama obvously thinks he’s a celebrity and has to go on TV everyday.
0bama is not the first black president, he’s the first celebrty president.
Obama is like a curse!
Photo op. Who the hell paints in a white dress shirt?
Castro and Chavez use the same rationale.
Birack was advised to start campaigning for 2012 right after he was sworn in. They think that’s all people want is town halls and twitter postings.
He’s a lot more comfortable in perpetual campaign mode than he is governing.
You know what's even more annoying than seeing the same story posted more than once? Poindexters who feel the need to extend a thread they don't like by posting that an article should not been posted.
Do I sound pessimistic about the electorate? Well, they put him in office, didn't they?
good eye :)
obamabeen there done that
Scranton? If you think people were annoyed about American Idol just wait till Obama puts Dunder Mifflin out of business.
No, its not reassuring at all. Its annoying, nauseating, and sickening, all at the same time.
As well as exasperating, maddening, excrutiating, infuriating, you need to be a doctor of languages to describe just how awful he is.
The anwer to their question. YES!!! They are finally starting to get it. I am proud to state I never watch his speeches.
Of course, but that won’t change a thing, he is a power hungry nutcase.
Correction: Bill Clinton was both the first black president, and the first celebrity president. Liberals can’t wait to make one of their heros a celebrity. That’s why people like Cindy Sheehan are celebrities and Chelsey Sullenburger is not.
I remember. The thermostat in the classroom is up to about 78... you start dozing off... That is EXACTLY what President Weathervane's last lecture, I mean speech... oh waht the hell, I mean LECTURE, was like.
“Soon, hell be on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (’And now, doing the Health Care, Energy and Education tango ...) or delivering the weather report”.
...next up. Guest star on “The Simpson’s”.
Me too. In fact, I have to ask my seven year old son to leave the room before I use some of the words I use to describe Obama.
“This guy should have been a model....that is the only national job he is qualified for”
...the only modeling I can see him doing is with flies buzzing around his eyes and Sally Struthers pleading in the foreground.
“Gee Wally, when we finish painting this room do you think Mom will let us go fishing... I mean... to the ACORN protest?”
Until the shark eats him.
CHANGE the channel, and HOPE that he’s not pre-empting something worth watching.
“But there are those who defend the president’s pervasive media strategy, saying his constant presence is reassuring to the American public.”
Dow down 171 points today.
Nickelodeon almost NEVER pre-empts Spongebob Squarepants for a mere presdential lecture/speech.
And the dialogue is more intelligent, too.
Very good. Let ‘em have it!!
And I used to think Bill Clinton was ‘bad’ in the sense that he could insinuate himself into just about everthing. Obama has him beat by a mile.
“Surprisingly profound for a narrative about a sponge”
I don't know about you, but I'm certainly reassured. Every time 0bambi speaks, I'm more and more reassured of my conviction we're going to hell in a handbasket.