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Closing in California

Thursday, October 28, 2010  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

My column is on the sprint to the finish in California. The wave makes it possible for Meg Whitman to close and Carly to cruise.

The president’s decision to interject “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” into the final weekend of the campaign underscores how haphazardly he has conducted this campaign. His appearance on Comedy Central also underscores the “presidentialness” gap that the public has in its mind between President Obama and every other one before him. “Is he serious?” they ask as they survey 9.6% unemployment, a disastrous rollout of Obamacare, a failed and wasted stimulus and wars that claim American lives? Comedy Central 120 hours before an election? He puts his record on the line for piercing examination by a comedian?

President Obama is fueling the wave. Maybe all that training in organizing detailed by Stanley Kurtz included a course in taking a dive when you want an opponent to blame for your failure.

If the Tea Party Patriots needed any additional reasons to keep up their jet-fueld barnstorming, it is the president’s complete indifference to the issues driving the electorate.

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