10.28.2010: Here's how it looks like to me, too ...
White House Insider On Obama: The President Is Losing It...
A longtime Washington D.C. insider, and former advisor to the Obama election campaign and transition team, speaks out on an administration in crisis, and a president increasingly withdrawn from the job of President...
"...if Obama doesn't appear interested in the job of president, what does he do day after day?
Well, he takes his meetings just like any other president would, though even then, he seems to lack a certain focus and on a few occasions, actually leaves with the directive that be given a summary of the meeting at a later date.
I hear he plays a lot of golf, and watches a lot of television -- ESPN mainly. I'll tell you this -- if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested.
You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It's really very strange.
I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw.
Barack Obama doesn't have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity.
When he is off script, he is what I call a real "slow talker". Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script."
First rev: 10.28.2010