Obama’s ego is his enemy
From The Washington Post
I was shocked during the GOP primaries when Newt Gingrich declared, “I’m going to be the nominee.” He wasn’t asking voters, he was telling them. That statement said a lot about Newt and why he was destined to lose.
Monday, during an appearance on “The View,” President Obama declared, “I’m going to win.” In Obama’s case, I don’t think he meant to say, “I hope to win,” or “I think I’m going to win,” or “I’m going to work hard for you and try to win,” etc. His declarative statement showed what he really believes. There is nothing wrong with confidence, but in his case a little humble appeal for renewed support is in order.
He faces a crisis of confidence with key parts of his 2008 winning coalition. He has some courting to do, but his ego won’t let him. Telling those who are frustrated with the status quo and who need a little reassurance that “I’m going to win” is a bit of a deflating turnoff. Why would Obama, the cool, sure-footed master campaigner say such a thing? Obama believes in Obama. He believes he is going to win because he believes any compassionate, thinking person could not possibly vote for anyone else.
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