Saturday, December 13, 2008

Fireside chat

Obama is already trying to reassure the American people that he's on the case. Duhbya has checked out mentally, oh, since some time in 2007, and that's being generous. It's really up to Jenna and Barb to rescue his legacy. Sins of the fathers, etc.

Americans need now, as they needed from FDR in the 1930s, reassurance and hope. Eighty years ago, FDR could reach all our forebears by radio. Now, Obama is trying Youtube. It's cute and it's fine, but it's not enough. No matter how many bloggers post his weekly messages, too many people are not aware of what he's working on.

Cable news networks carried every one of Duhbya's rote repetitions of the same tired old talking points, no matter how many times the White House trotted out the same bullshit. Obama should declare his brief chats to be Major Fill-in-the-blank Addresses every few weeks. This week's would be a Major Housing Address.

Make the cable TV idiots cover it. This matters. This is leadership.

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