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Bob Woodward says Barack Obama doesn't have the 'X-factor'
Telegraph ^ | 2 october 2010 | Alex Spillius

Posted on 10/02/2010 11:27:41 AM PDT by Michel12

President Barack Obama is letting down his troops and seems not to have the commitment and 'X-factor' to win the war in Afghanistan, Bob Woodward has told The Daily Telegraph.

This strong opinion is all the more stinging because it comes not from the US President’s usual vociferous critics but Bob Woodward, the legendary Watergate journalist who is normally scrupulous at keeping his views to himself.

“I believe in neutral inquiry,” he tells The Daily Telegraph in an interview. “That is the core job of the journalist.”

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; bhogwot; bobwoodward; genesperling; obama; partisanmediashills; sequester; unfit; war; woodward; xfactor

1 posted on 10/02/2010 11:27:43 AM PDT by Michel12
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To: Michel12

Or a Y chromosome.


2 posted on 10/02/2010 11:28:45 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Michel12

Wouldn’t that be the Y-factor?


3 posted on 10/02/2010 11:29:04 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Michel12
Obama is not a wartime president, period.

Obama doesn't want to be president anymore, wartime or not. He tried to dance with he ones that brung him to the dance and found out that even they want nothing but to stomp on his toes.

Obama is clearly worn out.

4 posted on 10/02/2010 11:33:12 AM PDT by gandalftb (Semper fi, carry on Corporal CJ Boyd, USMC, 2/4 Echo Company)
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To: gandalftb
"Obama is clearly worn out."

Waaa...It's too hard.

5 posted on 10/02/2010 11:39:01 AM PDT by blam
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To: Michel12

He doesn’t have the ‘X’ factor? Well, let’s give him one.

X President Obama. There, now everyone is happy.


6 posted on 10/02/2010 11:39:07 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: gandalftb

“Obama is clearly worn out.”

Yeah, you would think that Barry would be reinvigorated after the four month luxury vacation, but the past month he just keeps popping up in the backyards of complacent, zombie-like suburban white people and gives them rambling, incoherent pep talks in a desperate attempt to prove that he can speak without a teleprompter. The guy just went into the wrong line of work, but doesn’t know how to jump ship. Would be best for everyone if he could muster the courage to resign and take on a new job as a host on the Home Shopping Network.


7 posted on 10/02/2010 11:46:42 AM PDT by purplelobster
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To: Michel12

“...the legendary Watergate journalist who is normally scrupulous at keeping his views to himself.”

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“Legendary” only to fellow Commies, fans of his one-sided. LeftJournalism.

The propagandist Woodward only “keeps his views to himself” (this article appears to be a rare exception), when they might hurt the left wing cause. He will gab like a gossipy teenager on meth if he can damage a conservative or Republican.


8 posted on 10/02/2010 11:47:01 AM PDT by EyeGuy
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To: gandalftb
Obama doesn't want to be president anymore, wartime or not.

He's just confused. He doesn't understand why he isn't getting the same unquestioning love and adulation that he came to expect from the MSM when he was running for president.

9 posted on 10/02/2010 11:48:45 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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To: Michel12

Yet a private citizen, former Governor Sarah Palin, has it in spades!!


10 posted on 10/02/2010 11:52:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: gandalftb
"He tried to dance with he ones that brung him to the dance...

Unfortunately for him, a lot of the folks that brought him to the dance just have slogans, opinions, and feelings about the problems the US faces. When it comes time to formulate and execute a plan, its either someone elses problem, or Bushes Fault.
11 posted on 10/02/2010 11:58:47 AM PDT by indthkr
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To: Michel12
kinda like 0bama and gravitas... you'll never see those words together without the word "lacking" somewhere in close by
12 posted on 10/02/2010 12:05:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Michel12

Obama’s campaign really was to mock Bush and claim Obama would run a more effective, hard working administration.

Dedpicable that he is a lazy hands off phoney.


13 posted on 10/02/2010 12:13:15 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: indthkr

Obama came from a group of malcontent outsiders. Not good conditioning for governance.


14 posted on 10/02/2010 12:18:14 PM PDT by gandalftb (Semper fi, carry on Corporal CJ Boyd, USMC, 2/4 Echo Company)
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To: Williams

Anyone who looked at his record as a senator where he often voted present or was absent could have guessed how he would handle being President.


15 posted on 10/02/2010 12:21:10 PM PDT by xp38
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To: gandalftb
Obama doesn't want to be president anymore, wartime or not.

The best possible thing he could do for his party is to announce he is not running in 2012 due to "health concerns".

But that will never happen.

16 posted on 10/02/2010 12:24:44 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ( "The right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended." - Rowan Atkinson)
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To: presently no screen name

Excellent!


17 posted on 10/02/2010 12:38:29 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Michel12

“I believe in neutral inquiry,” he tells The Daily Telegraph in an interview. “That is the core job of the journalist.”

What a liar.


18 posted on 10/02/2010 12:40:08 PM PDT by John W (Chuck Todd Is An Ass)
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To: gandalftb
"a group of malcontent outsiders"

Sometimes the outsider part can be very helpful in giving the system a kick-in-the-pants. Ronald Reagan was an outsider in many ways.

The malcontent + "I Won" attitude definitely had no part in Reagan's thinking....
19 posted on 10/02/2010 12:42:45 PM PDT by indthkr
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To: indthkr

Good point. Reagan had to wait for America to realize it’s failure in electing Carter. Just as we have to wait for Obama to be replaced.


20 posted on 10/02/2010 12:49:04 PM PDT by gandalftb (Semper fi, carry on Corporal CJ Boyd, USMC, 2/4 Echo Company)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

>>He’s just confused. He doesn’t understand why he isn’t getting the same unquestioning love and adulation that he came to expect from the MSM when he was running for president.
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Bingo! He’s a narcissistic fool who thought that this “hopeychangey” nonsense was good enough to fool the Americans for 4 years. If the closest re-branding the DumoRats can come up is a blue circle with a D in the middle and call it the “new Dem party”, then they seriously have to come up with another idiotic slogan for 2012.


21 posted on 10/02/2010 12:55:40 PM PDT by max americana (Hoax and Chains, Dopeychangey)
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To: Michel12

Or as Gertrude Stein said, “There is no there .. there.”

Empty suit, etc.


22 posted on 10/02/2010 1:17:54 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Paladin2
Wouldn’t that be the Y-factor?

Not if Obama's a bird. He does look a bit like an ostrich with his head in the sand when he pretends to know nothing about his job.

23 posted on 05/27/2013 11:02:56 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: gandalftb

Ubama lives for the campaign. In fact five years into his regime, that is STILL the only thing he does.
Governing? What’s that?

For Ubama and the Chicago mob, it’s all about the money and the power, and how to spread it around to their good “friends”. America and its citizens be damned - - they get enough scraps to shut them up and that’s it. Ubama is the ultimate narcissist, the ultimate selfish scumbag.


24 posted on 05/27/2013 11:12:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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