When the gun control bill failed, my first reaction was “How will the left blame this on Obama?”
Despite speeches, a lobbying effort, and a tough response, Only 55 Senators supported the bill (Reid switched his vote so he could bring it up again).
The recent fights have lead a number of pundits, from Ezra Klein to Joan Walsh, to admit the bully pulpit sometimes does not work. (See: Jedi Mind Meld).
Then comes Maureen Dowd, in a column that I saw thanks to a tweet from a Democratic candidate for NYS Senate who agrees with her assertion. The gun control bill failed because of Obama, and only Obama.
He doesn’t know how to ‘govern” or “lead” and he needs to be more like Michael Douglas in The American President…seriously.
Unfortunately a number of people are tweeting her column, saying how it’s insightful and how they agree.