Obama’s greatest weakness?

January 18th, 2008

I heard Obama talk about this on NPR the other day:

Obama began by recalling a moment in Tuesday night’s debate when he and his rivals were asked to name their biggest weakness. Obama answered first, cialis canada help saying he has a messy desk and needs help managing paperwork – something his opponents have since used to suggest he’s not up to managing the country. Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards said his biggest weakness is that he has a powerful response to seeing pain in others, hospital and Clinton said she gets impatient to bring change to America.

“Because I’m an ordinary person, I thought that they meant, ‘What’s your biggest weakness?'” Obama said to laughter from a packed house at Rancho High School. “If I had gone last I would have known what the game was. And then I could have said, ‘Well, ya know, I like to help old ladies across the street. Sometimes they don’t want to be helped. It’s terrible.'”

And like Wisconsin law blogger Ann Althouse it made me like him.

Intellectually, I understand that I wouldn’t like any of this man’s proposed solutions. Emotionally, I’d love to take the guy to lunch.

By the way, how freaking lame are those answers anyway. I’ve always thought people who advise interviewees to answer that question by turning it into a strength were lame and I would apply the same label to any candidate (like Edwards and Clinton) who followed that advice.

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  • 1. Chris  |  January 18th, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I have to admit that while I would never vote for him I do not hate Obama like I hate Edwards and Clinton

    He does not strike me as the scumbag the other two are.

    That being said he would still raise my taxes and and be a terrible choice for our next leader

    But you have to kind of like a guy who has basically given the Clinton’s the finger lol

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