David Brooks on Obama’s Economy: “You have to feel sorry for him…this is not his fault!”
@ 3:18: “He’s sort of a victim…”
PBS News Hour June 1.
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Normally, presidents look weak during periods of economic stagnation, overwhelmed by events. But Obama has displayed a kind of ESPN masculinity: postfeminist in his values, but also thoroughly traditional in style — hypercompetitive, restrained, not given to self-doubt, rarely self-indulgent. Administrations are undone by scandal and moments when they look pathetic, but this administration, guarded in all things, has rarely had those moments.