NOT since Clark Kent changed in a phone booth has there been an instant image makeover to match Barack Obama’s in the aftermath of his health care victory. “He went from Jimmy Carter to F.D.R. in just a fortnight,” said one of the “Game Change” authors, Mark Halperin, on MSNBC. “Look at the steam in the man’s stride!” exclaimed Chris Matthews. “Is it just me, or does Barack Obama seem different since health care passed?” wrote Peter Beinart in The Daily Beast, which, like The Financial Times, ran an illustration portraying the gangly president as a newly bulked-up Superman.Funny, he seems like the same blabbering, full-of-himself Obama to me. I wonder if the "transformation" is like a dog whistle--something only the most dogged leftists can detect?
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Concurring with others of his political ilk, NYT opiner Frank Rich espies an astonishing "transformation":