Skip to comments.OBAMA TELLS 60 MINS: IT'S NOT POLICIES THAT WERE REJECTED, IT WAS FAILED COMMUNICATION SKILLS...
Posted on 11/05/2010 8:18:29 AM PDT by Cheerio
NEW YORK (CBS) After a suffering a shellacking in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.
I think thats a fair argument.
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Its the Telecrutch’s fault.
Pray for America
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Really Mr. Obama? So, the average American citizen is ok with someone forcing them to buy a product they can’t afford? Thanks for informing me on that Mr. Odumbass.
We will see what it is all about come 2012 when you and the rest of the idiots go home or go to jail..
To bad we can’t do anything before that ..
Obama took the TOTUS on several travelling road shows to sell his agenda (Obamacare, Stimulus package) and gave speech after speech on the tube. The trouble was the more he sold the more the people said we aint buying. The public support was dropping so fast he gave up. His salemanship was a negative factor. So it had nothing to do failing to sell and everything to do with the fact we don’t want what he’s selling.
I thought communications was his strength. Now he tells us it’s his weakness? Does he have ANY strengths?
I think the dufus really believes this.
Good, that attitude will seal his fate.
Yah, I read that is how the Nazi’s encountered so much resistance, they failed to communicate the wonderfulness of Naziism to all those stupid people out there.
I guess the bus is being warmed up for Gibbs now....in the Chump in Chiefs message is not getting out, got to be the fault of the PR guy, no?
This is proof Obama far more blind about the political realities of his policies than Bill Clinton after the 1994 elections. That will make him much easier to beat in 2012.
“Be sure to read all the comments at the bottom of the original article...”
Wow, I have never seen 100% of the comments against Obama. He really is blowing it, isn’t he?
RUN IN 2012 ON THIS EXACT MESSAGE!!!!
Higher taxes, fewer jobs, fewer freedoms, weaker defense, arbitrary and biased judges good...No, I just can’t grasp it. Maybe if he speaks more loudly and slowly, it’ll get through to me. I wish I wasn’t so dense.
Nope. The communications skills were righteously mocked, as they should be, but it was the policies that really humped the proverbial goat.
lol...is anyone buying his schtick anymore?
Yup. He still doesn't get it. In the unforgettable words of Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!" Barack Obama is the newest member of The Looney Tunes gang.
Yes, and it’s a CBS source! Heartwarming to say the least-—I wonder how the clinton machinery is moving these days?
I read the bills. Zero’s failure was his inability to lie better to hide the REAL intent of the Progressives coup.
He tried to communicate the DNC’s vision of an American version of European socialism with a massive Federal organ, and I do mean organ, to probe every aspect of business and private life with intrusions and “attitude adjustments” made in the psyche of every citizen.
I read the bills. So did many others who came armed with them to the now defunct TownHall fiasco.
Sorry Zero, it isn’t that we didn’t understand you. We understood you ALL TOO WELL.
What YOU and your fellows don’t understand is that WE REFUSE your vision of a statist America.
You and any elected official govern at the consent of the governed and trying to paint everyone as the great unwashed is simply a fool’s errand.
Well,well,well, to think the media told us this schmuck is soooo articulate, such a great orator and now we find out he has a communication problem.
F U B O !!
Nope--especially all the dems who just got fired by the American (TP) Voters!
This guy is such a dumbass.
Palin is 5 times smarter than this bumbler.
I’m not even tired of the politics after an election season...
Onward to 2012 !
I’ve met guys like that.
They were waiting at the bus stop for transportation to take them to the mental health center.
Poor Obambi - he’s not getting the reaction that he wanted from the public. He thought that they’d agree with all his policies just like his students did (at least those that wanted an “A” in his class).
Fact is, he sold and sold and sold, and the public did not want to buy. His products are all flawed, and only those that are getting them at someone else’s expense stand a chance of wanting what he offers. But even some of the freeloaders know that most of what Obambi has proposed would serve only to bite the hand that feeds them.
Seems the dems want to apply legislative viagra to the federal organ, whereas the people want to give it the "Lorena Bobbit" treatment.
The bug on America’s Windshield...
The American people are unimaginably stupid and uninformed. They are incapable of grasping what's best for them. That's why they voted for ME.
My thoughts exactly. We were told what a superior communicator he was, and how, after W, it would be so good to have such an articulate, eloquent erudite speaker in the oval office.
What a fool.
There was no problem at all with the skills of the salesman (Obama) or understanding what he had to sell.
It was the product, the snake-oil, that was rejected. Kerry couldn’t have sold it, Billary couldn’t have sold it, none of them could have - it was what it was; the invasion of the Federal government into the lives and the economy of the people.
Obamadinejad doesn't get it.
Like this comment there..”The sooner we can get ths guy out building homes with Habitat and flying to North Korea with the first Jimmy Carter, the better.”
Ask him, does that make him “The Poor Communicator”
Obama was the first president ever to call himself the “great communicator”
This doesn’t bother me at all. Let him think this. It’s only going to make him think he can continue with his agenda. And we will have to deal w/ another GOP “defeat” in 2012. Darn.
One could easily argue Obama is a gifted communicator.
A gifted communicator with really really bad policies.
If you can’t articulate your product in a way that is meaningful to your base then maybe it’s the product that sucks.
It’s not as if Barry wasn’t on TV everyday.
What did we not hear 0???? Tell me something we have not heard? This guy is pathetic!
A large multinational dog food company decided to come out with the latest and greatest dog food. They had their research scientists design the most nutritious combination of ingredients, containing all the essential vitamins and amino acids required by dogs. They had the marketing department put together a most colorful advertisement and a catchy jingo was thought up for their TV commercial.
And they spent gobs of money on TV advertising and splashy full page magazine ads. The engineers designed equipment to make this dog food in the most efficient manner, and the packaging department designed a beautiful box for it. The sales force was trained, and every supermarket chain had shelf space devoted to the dog food.
It did not sell.
So the company CEO gathered his top executives together to have a meeting to discover why. He asked each department “Why isn’t our dog food selling?” The research department said there couldn’t possibly be anything wrong with their formulation. Marketing was completely stumped. The sales force was mystified. No one had a clue as to what was wrong.
Finally, after a long pause, a new employee sitting in the back of the room finally got the courage to say “But the dogs don’t like it!”
The end. Woof!
You make a good point that communication was supposed to be his greatest strength.
He probably really uses communication as the metric to evaluate himself, if he really ever does any sort of self-evaluation, which is highly doubtful. He doesn’t seem to have any other standard by which he thinks he can be measured.
The only people left supporting him are either incredibly gullible, incredibly stupid or true leftists who really do believe he is their Messiah. It must be interesting to be one of those people in his inner circle who have their own reputations now attached to this complete and utter poser who is now, as you pointed out a failure at the one thing he was supposed to be good at even with the teleprompter and all the additional aid it gives him.
Yeah he didn’t repeat Hope and Change enough times
What he is really saying is he failed to deceive us!
I favor this one:
ED357Indeed we will.
I NEEDED TO REWRITE MY FIRST COMMENT
THE 0BAMA STILL DOESNT GET IT ..
WELL HAVE TO COMMUNICATE BETTER TO HIM IN 2012.