Rex Murphy thinks President Obama has been diminished by his scattered and inconsistent response to the events in Egypt. I wonder, how could Obama get any smaller?
I was never impressed by his vacuous rhetoric but I think the big difference between candidate Obama and President Obama is that a President’s words are measured against reality, not the other candidates’ campaign rhetoric. It’s not that Obama says anything different, it is entirely because it is evaluated differently. Since the MAL is fundamentally about deceit, once you mix in some reality it fails.