Skip to comments.Obama’s Big Bet on Ground Zero Speech
Posted on 05/04/2011 8:32:00 AM PDT by EagleUSA
Its clear that the White House team is thinking very big when it comes to President Obamas Thursday visit to Ground Zero, his first since taking office.
Obama invited former President George W. Bush and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to hear him speak at the former site of the World Trade Center. Bush declined, and Giulianis status is unclear, but those are the kinds of guests one would invite for a major political event.
Bush has a strong defense for declining. He has kept a low profile since leaving office and largely limited his public events to a promotional tour for his memoir and charity events for wounded soldiers. But by not attending, Bush denies Obama the chance to associate himself with Bushs iconic status in the days and months after the attack.
Had Bush been on stage when Obama took his bow for ordering the strike against bin Laden, it would have allowed Obama the chance to say that he had finally fulfilled Bushs promise made to firefighters sorting through the burning rubble that the whole world will hear you.
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Count the number of times he uses the word “I” in the speech.
Obama needs to play some Walmart parking lots first and get the speech down first...teleprompters would look bad at Ground Zero
If he keeps making this all about how great it was that HE planned and executed this operation there is going to be a massive backlash.
The folks who are mostly likely to support his decision to go ahead with this operation are also the mostly likely to know that it’s a very small man that tries to grab credit for himself rather than deflecting it and acknowledging who really did the heavy lifting.
History is not kind to the self-congratulating.
Obama is overplaying this. People can see through what he is doing.
Wonder if Michelle will be with him?
She never goes there. Before the 2008 election on the 9/11 Memorial Service, she stayed home and attended a fundraiser north of Indy.
The Obama’s actually share Rev Wright’s view that 9/11 was “America’s chickens coming home ...to Rooost!”
I have no respect for either Obama showing up at Ground Zero. If he didn’t need to get re-elected, he would not be going to Ground Zero, well, unless the mega mosque was done being constructed.
“President Obamas Thursday visit to Ground Zero, his first since taking office”
Air Force 1 buzzed it with a low fly-by. Does that count?
I don’t expect him to do that. He wants all the credit for the campaign.
“There is no limit to what you can accomplish if you don’t care who gets the credit.” -Ronald Reagan
Most of us who go to WalMart wouldn’t waste gas to go see him.
Greek columns. I think he needs Greek columns.
Let’s not forget Obama WANTED the mosque built at Ground Zero....and let’s not forget Obama/Holder WANTED to try terrorists in NY.
Add: Me and Myself to the list.
The whole thing is just a campaign photo op.
You can accomplish great things - if you are not interested in taking credit for yourself
Self aggrandizement, the hallmark of Obama is not becoming, nor are his claims true
From the article:
“Having Bush there would have helped Obama show himself, in the words of one Democratic strategist turned TV host, as master and commander. But Obama, who likes the chance to makes high-stakes speeches, will be swinging for the rhetorical fences anyway.”
Good grief....this is sickening. Glad Bush saw straight through the ruse. Obama as ‘master and commander’?
And I hope Giuliani declines, also. I dare the Marxist to ask Col Lakin.
The separation of Americans and him should be wide and made visible. He’s not one of us and may no one be conned into submitting to PC.