Obama's vanity easy fodder for critics

Pulling no punches, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer goes after the narcissism present in the Obama campaign in a blistering attack.

Americans are beginning to notice Obama’s elevated opinion of himself. There’s nothing new about narcissism in politics. Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president. Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted “present” nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

Ouch. Krauthammer is infuriating the Obama-tons who troll the Internet seeking to squelch any dissent or criticism of their candidate. The comments section of the Post on this story is already filled with far more vitriol and bile than anything ever said about Bill Clinton or George Bush (well, somewhat similar on the latter). It’s enough to make someone vote against Obama just to smite these types, though I have another standard for my ballot this November.

As I said somewhere else: I always try to vote for a President who is smarter than me but I will never vote for someone who thinks he is.

You know which way I’m voting.


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