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Obama’s Vanity – A Liability for Democrats?

August 1, 2010

Most conservative pundits have, at one time or another in the last 18 months, commented on President Obama never having left the campaign trail. Here’s a twist on that theme with a keen observation.

Obama’s Vanity is a Liability for Democrats

by Jay Cost – RealClearPolitics.com

President Obama’s vanity is fast becoming a problem for the Democratic Party. Messages cannot be delivered without messengers. Ideas require expounders. Even if the former are sound, the latter can make them sound foolish. Obama ran for and won that party’s nomination based upon the claim that he could sell the party’s ideas to Americans who regularly hesitate to pull the lever for Democrats. He is failing to do that, and his vanity is one reason why.

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