There are two things which I do not understand regarding this vomit-inducing spectacle which is the media frenzy regarding all things Obama:
First, that people still believe the media to be an accurate and unbiased representation of the facts of any matter.
Second, that people can still claim with a straight face that the media sides with McCain.
Glenn Beck (The Conservative CNN Can’t Fire): Obama coverage embarassing
As candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain are ironically a lot like the way the media treats them: Obama is the glitzy magazine cover that screams for people to buy the issue, and McCain is the fact-filled article buried inside that makes you glad you did.
Chicago Tribune: The Germans love him more than we do
Berlin police estimated more than 200,000 people attended the speech, more than twice as large a crowd as Obama has drawn at any event in the United States.
Chuck Raasch (possibly Another Fawning Groupie): Even though it’s a circus, it’s an important circus, dammit!
Obama did have shaky moments. In tough interviews with network anchors and correspondents, he looked evasive and irritated when pressed on his unwillingness to acknowledge the U.S. troop surge supported by McCain had been a success in Iraq. Some reporters blogged about Obama aides acting as if he were already president. There’s that presumptuousness again, enhanced by reports Obama had ordered presidential transition planning.
But this trip was about images, not words. In sideways glances at TV screens, Americans were able to take measure of a potential president on the world stage. The choreographed political diplomacy showed a confident-looking Obama on even platforms with heads of state. Obama can now sprinkle speeches with phrases like, “As I said to Hamid Karzai.”
What if all this crowning doesn’t mean anything?
Obama is a pompous and arrogant man. If only so many weren’t so blind.