Barack Obama = Jimmy Carter

I never thought I would hear it again but sure enough I  did. Way back in the years of malaise known as the Carter presidency, Carter related a question and answer that he had with daughter Amy, then around 8 or 9 years of age. Prior to  a debate with candidate Ronald Reagan, Carter said he asked Amy what the most important issue was. She said she thought nuclear weapons.

Now, to be forever filed under the category of when will they ever learn is this response between President Obama and daughter Malia, age 11. Obama related the conversation the two had a few days ago when she asked him when are going to plug the hole Daddy. referring of course to the BP oil spill.

Now, Glenn Back chose to make fun of Obama’s daughter for which he rightfully apologized. My take on this is completely different.  I see it a s a perfectly legitimate question for her to ask. My problem is Obama bringing it up at his press conference, particularly when he has requested that his daughters be off-limits from the media spotlight. Can’t be both ways. I fault him for  whatever media furor there is. Somewhere along the line in the press conference preparation, someone probably should have shortstopped this response, unless it was off the cuff.

Second Obama/Carter comparison comes from none  other than Obama fanatic Chris Matthews who was disappointed in the press conference per se . He then drew an analogy that I had not heard. Some have tried to compare the oil spill to what Bush faced with Katrina, given the same locale, etc. Matthews drew a comparison between the oil spill and the Iranian hostage crisis that stretched out so painfully  and probably was a very significant factor in Carter’s election loss. Time will undoubtedly tell.


May 28, 2010 - Posted by | Media, Politics | , , , , , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Kids ask the darnest things! LOL Obama was using his daughter Malia for a political point as he has used other people stories during the campaign, its hard to know if the stories were true ones or made up by Obama himself! He made her free game when it comes to politics! Clinton did the same with her daughter and Sarah palin did the same with her daughter.
    I will have to say now after a year of Obama dictatorship that Carter was a better president then Obama, that makes Obama the worst president ever in my opinion!

    I have updated after the White House report came out!

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | May 28, 2010 | Reply

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