Obama assumed his ‘personal wonderfulness’ would sell his plans

BRIT HUME: I think that this presidency has proceeded from a kind of assumption that Barack Obama ’s personal wonderfulness would be a major part of his success diplomatically and politically. And they have sought to deploy him, he and his aides, at every turn.

He turns out, I think, in the end to be an exceptionally appealing and charming man, enormously likable, but oddly not persuasive. All of the speeches he’s given, including the one to the joint session, which is a — you know, a tremendous platform, have not in the end moved the needle on the policies that he’s trying to put across effectively.

So he risks overexposure and I think, in addition to that, this isn’t working.

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