Tall, Dark, and Handsome—but Hardly Presidential

By John W. Lillpop

For nigh unto three years, Barack Obama has cajoled, charmed, and captivated scores of millions of naive people throughout the world, including most of the mainstream media, into believing that he, and he alone, has the answers to the many problems that befuddle America and all of the world for that matter.

Almost from the beginning, Obama succeeded in ‘running a thrill up and down the legs’ of liberals looking for a black hero and antidote to W. and the right.

For example, this from the October, 2006 San Francisco Chronicle:

“The cameras almost never stopped clicking and flashing. Obama, who is lean, strikingly handsome and easy with his incandescent smile, joked that he'd have to ice his arm down after the book signings.”

Just to show that Obama was more than just a pretty face in an empty suit, the Chronicle threw in this quote from The One:

"When the American people pay attention, good things happen," he said in his short speech. "Our instincts are good." Obama said people were tired of the "slash and burn" style of politics of recent years and are searching for "common values and common ideals."

“The country, he said, "is in a serious mood."

Mind you, this was before Obamamania had taken root in the minds and souls of millions of folks who would stand all agog in his presence while a choir of heavenly angels trumpeted his every utterance.

This was before CHANGE became the defining word in a presidential campaign, although the intent was never really explained or defined.

Over the ensuing months, Obama took on the best qualities of JFK, Martin Luther King, and Jesus Christ, while morphing into a clean and articulate black brother, a rarity if Joe Biden is to be believed.

The American people bought into the Obamamania created by the mainstream media and elected him to serve as president of the United States.

Eleven months after the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th American President, a new reality has emerged:

He may be Tall, Dark, and Handsome—but Barack Obama is hardly Presidential!