Long-time journalist Barbara Walters commented on President Obama’s struggles Tuesday night on “Piers Morgan Live,” and it wasn’t even a Freudian slip when she invoked some messianic terminology to describe ‘our’ view of the once-hailed and now fading president.
“He made so many promises,” Walters told Morgan in response to his question about Obama’s difficulty in fulfilling ‘the great flame of ambition and excitement’ of 2009. “We thought that he was going to be — I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime — but the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it — the Affordable Health Act — it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.”
Walters didn’t say explicitly who the ‘we’ applied to, though the media has observed such hype for the president long before.
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