Althouse: Maureen Dowd speaks of Obama’s ‘righteous self-regard.’

In context:

At first it was exciting that Obama was the sort of brainy, cultivated Democrat who would be at home in a “West Wing” episode.

But now he acts like he really thinks he’s on “West Wing,” gliding through an imaginary, amber-lit set where his righteous self-regard is bound to be rewarded by the end of the hour.

I’ve never watched “West Wing,” and that reference doesn’t make me regret my avoidance of it.

His arrogance led him to assume: If I build it, they will understand. He can’t get the gratitude he feels he deserves for his achievements if no one knows what he achieved and why those achievements are so vital.

People liked him. And we liked the idea of ourselves liking him. The mistake was for him ever to think that made us want the things on the Democrats’ wish list.

We want the best people to govern us, but many voters are so turned off by Obama’s superior air that they’re rushing into the arms of disturbingly inferior pols.

No. We hate the policies, and we’re voting for the people who will undo them. It doesn’t matter if they aren’t as sleek and pretty. We want out of the place where the glamorous hero led us.

CAJ note: Regular readers of Althouse know the professor cast her vote for Barack Obama.

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