Monday, November 24, 2008

why is he reading bios?

Why is the president elect on television reading bios of his advisers and economic recovery team.? He is obviously not well versed in speaking about the economy or government policy on economics. I wonder if the media with dog him as much for is slips of the tongues and non-elegant delivery as they have other presidents. I doubt it. He is a great speaker when he has to talk about change without substance but when he is trying to deliver a podium press conference he has difficulty not unlike president Bush. He says we need a "big" stimulus package to "jolt" the economy back into shape. Please let him take the next 8 weeks to enroll in a crash course on economics at the University of Chicago so he can at least give a press conference where he doesn't look like a deer in the headlights. He doesn't get it and this is the second time he has given a press conference regarding the economy and he has not instilled any confidence in me. He has the standard answer that he is not going to discuss numbers right now and it sounds like he is totally clueless. I feel uncomfortable just listening to him try and find the words to answer questions. The press will led it slide though, just as they let him slide into the presidency with out having any idea of what his "plan for change" actually entailed. It is obvious we are living in an era where the media has become so filled with agenda pushing reporters claiming to be journalists (which they are nothing of the sort) can actually influence public policy and influence our national elections. It is disgusting to see how people have gone from being investigative and truth seeking to promoters for candidates. However, it is not surprising to me to see citizens just go along with the media's agenda because it is easier for them to not think about what they are being fed. Americans today would much rather have a general idea that tells them help and hope are coming soon, don't ask questions, just trust us because we know what is best for you.

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