Anyone Obama voters out there who are ready to give voice to that gnawing little feeling that we know is starting to take root? The feeling that you may have made a big, big, BIG mistake? Anyone?
So far this morning I’ve had two folks who actually campaigned for “Old Smokey” that have completely jumped off the bandwagon. One told me she’s out becuase he’s gone from peddling ‘hope’ to predicting ‘doom’ at a time the nation needs a leader who inspires confidence.
The second told me that he’s never seen (in his 34 years in D.C.) an administration so lost when it comes to the day-to-day details of governing, yet so convinced of their own righteousness. In his words:
“They’ve not gotten anything right the first time, have gotten most of it wrong the second time, and tell the American people that THEY’VE got it wrong if they don’t think that every move this team makes is the right one!”
What’s kind of upsetting on a personal level about the latter example is that this is a black man I’ve known for many years. He’s been a dedicated public servant for most of his life. And no matter how much I opposed Obama, I was still happy for this guy and all that his election meant to him.
Quick aside: I work in government and many of us know people inside the administration and the word is that he’s still smoking, a lot, never quit, never really tried - hence the nickname “Old Smokey”. Friend of mine heard he’s around 2 packs a day now.
So! Who now realizes they were caught up in the cocktail party and wishes they’d sobered up before they cast their ballot?