By now you’ve probably heard about POLITICO writer Glenn Thrush’s book in which Obama staffers are quoted as saying the president has a passionate animus for his Republican challenger which transcends politics; it’s personal.
“When [President Obama] talked about Romney, aides picked up a level of anger he never had for Clinton or McCain, even after Sarah Palin was picked as his running mate. ‘There was a baseline of respect for John McCain. The president always thought he was an honorable man and a war hero,’ said a longtime Obama adviser. ‘That doesn’t hold true for Romney. He was no goddamned war hero.’”
That’s certainly a bit ugly coming out of the White House, and it doesn’t inspire confidence. Or hope and change, for certain.
Moe Lane provides an interesting bit of diagnosis that we thought we’d pass along…
I think that it’s very simple: it’s not that Mitt Romney was born rich, gave it away, and got rich again that infuriates Barack Obama so.
It’s that Mitt Romney had a father who loved him.
Quite possibly so. Clearly there’s a massive hole in this man’s soul which political power isn’t filling. Those with an inner peace don’t engage in the kinds of disreputable behaviors this president is bombarding the public with on a daily basis.