All That In Fifteen Months?

In the joint interview with her husband on the Today show on Thursday, Michelle Obama had this to say:

The fundamental changes that he has made in just 15 months in the way people see themselves, the way people see their futures, the way young people are looking at their possibilities, the way we’re talking about politics, even though we slip sometimes and we still get pulled down into the old ways of playing the political game — changes have happened. And it makes every challenge, every frustration, worth it.

I must say, even for the Obamas, the arrogance is quite striking. Has his mere presence on the scene transformed the way people “see themselves”? Tony Robbins doesn’t get results like this. I haven’t noticed school achievement records soaring, divorces plummeting, addiction rates declining, teen pregnancy and drop-out rates abating, crime disappearing, or any other sign that we have transformed our culture or ourselves through the experience of Obamamania. We’ve seen a lot of enthusiastic young people at rallies and some impressive voter registration numbers, but let’s be honest: that’s not much in the grand scheme of things.

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All That In Fifteen Months?

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