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    Obama’s 60 Minutes Appearance

    Obama’s 60 Minutes Appearance

    I thought it was one of his best appearances.  As I watched it, I kept thinking, “Do I know this guy?”

    He said mostly all the right things, love of country, forceful defense, and so on and so on.  I didn’t like his comment about how there was no need to “spike the football” because “that’s not who we are.”  By putting it that way, he delegitimized those who feel differently.

    He seemed to want to claim the credit, as he did the night of the announcement, but did in fact then acknowledge the long road which led to the intelligence breakthrough.

    But overall, he came across as a Barack Obama I have never seen before, certainly not Senator or candidate Obama, who berated the Bush administration.  The metamorphosis reminded me of this bumper sticker.

    Obama acknowledged that this was a very risky decision since we weren’t even certain bin Laden was at the house. 

    But nothing succeeds like success.  What for another president would have led to claims of cowboy-style foreign policy is viewed as Obama’s finest moment because it succeeded..

    Now comes the even harder part, because there almost certainly will be retaliatory terrorist attempts.  The old saying that we have to win every encounter, terrorists only have to win one, still applies.

    It’s hard, though, to see what Obama’s next finest moment will be.

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    He's doing the Obama shuffle. That is what he is trained to do, say what he has rehearsed, in a friendly setting, with favorable edits, c/o 60 minutes.

    Don't be fooled by his act. And it is an act. He believes everything that happened is because of him. Period.

    If he can pull that over the American public again, like @Fuzzy said, we are done. Stick a fork in it. Done. We cannot survive another 4 years and still be the United States of America, under the US Constitution, solvent or on the path to solvency.

    "Don't get fooled (again!)." (BTW – Can The Who be next on your video list?!)

    The reason Obama is coming across differently is that he did make a gutsy decision. He violated his core beliefs about the legitemacy of unilateral military action against people he believes should be routed through the criminal justice system. He is now trying to make sure that his underlings are not similarly compromised. If he can make some political hay out of it with independents, so much the better.

    Messes With Texas | May 9, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    The term, "aggressive mimicry" comes to mind.

    woah – Obama's finest moment was actually making a single pro-American decision. Sheesh.

    Neo – O-man's got so many oh-S moments that he'd need years of attaboys to erase them.

    Could this have anything to do with his ability to fake sincerity?

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