"On the campaign trail (Obama) made it sound easy. The only sacrifice he asked people to make was turning off the lights and checking the air in their tires." Oh really, Mara? Do tell. It seems to me that he not only called for sacrifice, but repeatedly said change "won't be easy."Liasson also checks off the "he's going to have to fight the liberals" box and the he's "inexperienced" box.
"On foreign policy the challenges are just as great and the roadmap Obama has laid down is sketchier." Then she brings up the McCain's favorite Biden quote about Obama being "tested," but, of course, not the part about him having "steel in his spine."
"(Obama has) never taken the option of military force off the table, but he's also stated a preference for the soft power of diplomacy, without explaining how he would create the leverage to stop Iran." Pickler? Is that you?
You might think I'm getting a little sensitive, but I remember how the press went after Clinton almost immediately after his electino and, according to Booman, Obama's honeymoon is already over. He makes a good case, too.
Here's my eight word argument that Liasson intended to go after Obama in this piece:
- Norman Ornstein
- Michael Gerson
- Bob Kagan
- Michael O'Hanlon
- "a scholar of Congress at the presidency at the American Enterprise Institute"
- "a former speechwriter for President Bush"
- "foreing policy scholar...who supported John McCain"
- "former Clinton Administration official"