I commented earlier that the bus tour makes Obama look like a pathetic Palin wannabe. Keith Jackson has a different take: Obama’s gone from top-of-the-rock charts rocker god to pathetic comeback band.
In Hollywood, the faded rock star’s small town-by-small town comeback tour always results in glittering success at the end. Much as Hollywood would like to write that movie in 2012, I somehow don’t think it will happen. Even if, God forbid, he’s elected again, it will be a filthy, ugly battle. Second-term Obama will be a deeply tarnished product, who can still do damage, but whose day in the sun will have gone.
(The bus tour is such a foolish idea that even the leg-tingly Chris Matthews is concerned about its wisdom.)