His assurance about Ebola and the U.S. was rapidly proven untrue; his team has fumbled every attempt at messaging; the “protocols” didn’t work in Dallas, and the “screening” at five airports is plainly nonsensical when West Africans can enter the U.S, through non-screened airports, even as asymptomatic carriers can enter through the “screening.”
New Hampshire Senate candidate Scott Brown knows this is an issue, as does every candidate of both parties. Only the president appears clueless about the extent of the worry and the justified, common sense critique of his policies and the team he has “handling” the issue.
No doubt the president thinks Ebola is on the “jayvee team” of viruses. He found time for his 200th round of golf as POTUS this weekend.
Buyers’ remorse is widespread and will be made obvious on November 4, but will the president allow his loathing of being shown to have been horribly, terribly wrong keep him from taking the obvious steps?
The betting is yes. He has to wait to find someone to blame. Everyone at CDC must know the president will find it convenient, very soon, to summon and dismiss them for giving him bad advice.