Let me suggest something that many conservatives realized after the debate: Obama did not do that badly. For Obama. He was the same listless, droning, exhausted-of-ideas scold we have seen for at least two years now (and maybe three).
He was Obama. This is what he is. He is not quick-witted. He is not, as I think I saw Mickey Kaus note, a wonk. He has never been a wonk, a detailed-policy guy.
He is a guy who speaks vacuously of hopes and dreams and change and fairness.
He always has been.
I repeat: This is who Obama is. He has never been this brilliant intellect and keen policy analysts liberals have, in their BubbleWorld, dreamed him as.
The problem is not that Obama is or was awful. The problem is that he is what he always is —adequate and hardly ever more — and Romney is actually on top of things, an accomplished executive with a winner’s thirst for victory an an A-student’s understanding of what victory requires.
I hate to defend Obama at all, but I have to say to his Religious Zealot supporters: This is yourshit. This is your deeply weird, Great Man on a White Horse worshipping psychological hangup.
One of the most wonderful things which will come with a Romney presidency is that Romney willfinally, once again, separate Church and State. The president, finally, will just be a man. Not a perfect man. Not a prefigurement of Jesus. Not a prophet and not a savoir.
Just a man. A good man, and a smart man. But ultimately just a man.
The fusion of religion and politics has in fact been every bit as deleterious as the liberals always warned us.
It’s just that they were the ones who actually fused God and President.
Read the whole thing. It really is a spot on and well written piece.
If you think the religious references are over the top, you need to dial the wayback machine about 4 years, and reread the “Lightworker” article in the SF Chronicle, and remember that it was not an isolated incident.