Milbank Discovers Obama’s Unending Campaign
Political analysis ain’t rocket science, unless you think of it as North Korean rocket science.
In a political culture that long ago surrendered to the permanent campaign, Obama has managed to take things to a whole new level.
After some well-deserved Obama bashing with a dash of ‘Republicans do it too’ (even though not nearly at the whole new level previously mentioned) Milbank needs to ask a question and get off the stage:
… Obama’s acquiescence to an intolerable status quo raises a question: Shouldn’t presidential leadership be about setting an example?
The obvious answer is yes. The real-world challenge in squaring the circle is seen in much the President does ranging from private money to Super PACs to his own tax return. It can be summarized as Do as I say and not as I do, or alternatively, Pay as I say and not as I pay.
While it is all quite unseemly, I don’t think these issues will keep Mr. Milbank from again voting for President Obama.