I thought I was having a dream when I read Gore Vidal’s comments on President Obama in The Times today.
Perhaps he’s lost it? I don’t know, but for the PUMA, it’s going to be like chum in the shark infested water.
Last year he famously switched allegiance from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama during the Democratic nomination process for president. Now, he reveals, he regrets his change of heart. How’s Obama doing? “Dreadfully. I was hopeful. He was the most intelligent person we’ve had in that position for a long time. But he’s inexperienced. He has a total inability to understand military matters. He’s acting as if Afghanistan is the magic talisman: solve that and you solve terrorism.”
So Obama is doing terribly because he won’t pull out of Afghanistan, that’s what he’s saying. Ok, fine, a lot of liberals think that way…but they thought Hillary Clinton would have been more hawkish.
Vidal now believes, as he did originally, Clinton would be the better president. “Hillary knows more about the world and what to do with the generals. History has proven when the girls get involved, they’re good at it. Elizabeth I knew Raleigh would be a good man to give a ship to.
Huh? Hillary Clinton would be a better President cause she’s a girl? The hint I get from this is Gore Vidal thinks we should get out of Afghanistan, but he claims Elizabeth I was a good leader for inciting a war with Spain? huh?
As for his wider vision: “Maybe he doesn’t have one, not to imply he is a fraud. He loves quoting Lincoln and there’s a great Lincoln quote from a letter he wrote to one of his generals in the South after the Civil War. ‘I am President of the United States. I have full overall power and never forget it, because I will exercise it’. That’s what Obama needs – a bit of Lincoln’s chill.”
What does this even mean? He’s upset at Obama because he’s not respecting civil rights, but he wants Obama to be a dictator.
Vidal thinks all is lost, the Republicans will win the next elections, someone will shoot Obama and the US will be a military dictatorship.
So to recap; Obama isn’t radical enough, he’s just like the Republicans, but the Republicans are going to shoot Obama and the military is going to take over the country because Obama is too radical for the country.
Take a read for yourself…try not to roll your eyes