July 9th, 2014
Obama is no Reagan, sadly, when it comes to mass communication.
Yesterday Obama gave a press conference about the current crisis on the Mexico border in which he said, “This isn’t theater. This is a problem… I’m not interested in photo ops, I’m interested in solving a problem.”
Ugh. So noble. So honest. So decent. Really not made for America. And his current poll ratings show it (46% and sinking).
You just don’t say that to the American people. You bite the bullet, you figure out THE perfect photo op, then you play the game. Reagan did it over and over again—giving a speech at the Berlin Wall saying, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Bush stumbled into disastrous photos (looking out the window at Katrina wreckage). But abstaining is not a successful option.
It IS about theater. Sorry, dude. It just is. Yes, the intellectuals don’t need theater and prefer you avoid it, but this isn’t an intellectual nation. Never has been.
Poor Obama. Go take an acting class. I’m sure that’s what Reagan would have advised.