Not quite cutting it for me. In terms of what this President could be offering us, and what he is offering us, there is a vast chasm.
Yesterday when Obama came on the TV I deftly used the remote to get away from Him.
"You used to do that when Bush was President!" said the friend who was watching TV with me.
"Did NOT!" said I. I then scrolled back to the channel where he was speaking, and then sighed, and then clicked away.
"Note the sigh," sez I. "When I channel clicked away from Bush, it was as if the Dark Entities of the Universe were inside his presence, and could scramble out the cable box into my soul. With Obama, it's different.
"With Obama, it is as if he is the first boyfriend I had in seventh grade who told me to meet him at the malt shop at 4:30. Then he never showed, because Mary Jane B ran into him as he walking over to our rendezvous. She had fabulous tits, even in seventh grade, and let's face it she wasn't a geek.
"He is the guy I loved for eight long years in my twenties, the one who had a problem with fidelity.
"He is my best friend's ex-husband, who is always late with the child support, despite the assurances that this month it will be different.
"He is not a monster like Bush, but he leaves me puzzled as to what he is. Is the problem with me, that I didn't let him know what I wanted in the way of FISA, economic reform, Universal Single Payer HC etc? Is the problem that he MEANS to do right by me, but it's so hard to do that, cuz he really feels getting Mary Jane's attention will win him a spot in
the in crowd? Especially since she has the big bucks to help him out now and then?"
In thinking this over today, all I can do is add another <sigh>