Here are some things Barack Obama said this evening to Democratic donors (I quote from Mark Knoller’s Twitter feed):
“Now’s not the time to quit…it took time to free the slaves…ultimately we’ll make progress.”
“I need you to be fired up.”
“There better not be an enthusiasm gap, people.”
Ordinarily, I don’t think it’s wise to second-guess the communications or rallying skills of a man who garnered 69 million votes. I don’t know if I ran for office that I’d get 6900 votes. But wow. This is some terrible, terrible communicating.
I mean: It took time to free the slaves???
Maybe there better not be an enthusiasm gap, people, but if Obama can’t get minimal hold of himself, he’s only going to widen it. If he needs them fired up, he better stop pouring cold water on their heads.