No. No...they did not just say that. Are you kidding me? Perhaps the "senior White House" source should first look inward, then spew his/her rhetoric. The idiot continued on..
As for Obama, a senior White House official said the freshman senator from Illinois was "capable" of the intellectual rigor needed to win the presidency but instead relies too heavily on his easy charm.
"It's sort of like, 'that's all I need to get by,' which bespeaks sort of a condescending attitude towards the voters," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. "And a laziness, an intellectual laziness."
He cited an example from Obama's memoir, The Audacity of Hope, in which the senator complains that many "government programs don't work as advertised." Five days after the book was published last fall, Obama was asked to name some of those government programs by Tim Russert on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"And he can't give an example," the official said. "Look, if you wrote the book, you should have thought through what it was. But he's sitting there, fumbling around."
Nor does Obama know his facts very well, according to the senior White House official. The official said in March, Obama was flummoxed by questions about his health care plan at a Democratic forum in Las Vegas. Two months later, the candidate drastically overstated the death toll from Kansas tornadoes.
"Ten thousand people died," Obama told an audience, when the actual death toll was 12.
"Over time, we'll see other things like that," the White House official said. "I'm going to be validated on Barack. He's not done the hard work necessary to prepare himself. And it's too late to do it."
I have a little advice for this 'senior White House official' . Look at Bush! Are you blind or just a complete partisan zealot? Wait..I know the answer
What Obama is 'selling' is hope, change, and a return to dialogue. I am not an Obama supporter, but I am sympathetic to his message. America has been sold the same crap by the same people for over three decades. These 'experts' have driven the U.S. to a period of crisis. D.C. needs a 'house cleaning'. The GOP has succumbed to the power of the neo conservative 'academics' which has been advertising their message through the pulpit.
Our government is broken and we are applying band aids to a system that is crumbling down around US. Each band aid creates another problem.
So, unlike the GOP, who obviously want to engineer a showdown between Hillary and some GOP idiot, I'll judge for myself who is 'advertising' best. Do I want another Yalie in the Oval Office or someone else? That's easy..28 consecutive years of Yalies in the oval office is way too long.
I want a candidate who has proved he is WILLING to LEARN on the job. A candidate that is not 'intellectually lazy' like our current 'resident'. A candidate who doesn't stumble over the word 'nuklar'. A candidate that has enough character to recolonize his/her mistakes. That candidate just might be...Barack Obama.
Same Players. Different Scandal.