Thursday, August 17, 2017

Trump: You Can Tell When He Means It; You Can Tell When His Heart Is in It

By National Review, Aug. 15, 2017

As I often noted, you could tell when President Obama’s heart was in it. You will recall his riff on businessmen and greater society: “You didn’t build that.” Obama was impassioned. His heart was in it. 

In his 2008 debates with John McCain, Obama mouthed some platitudes — “Remember the Maine, Plymouth Rock, and the Golden Rule!” (I’ve borrowed that from Meredith Willson.) He mouthed them perfunctorily. Obligatorily. I could almost hear David Axelrod say, “Now, Senator, you must say these things in order to be elected! It’s expected.” To me, Obama sometimes looked like he was making a hostage video. I could almost see him blinking T-O-R-T-U-R-E.

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