I wish you people were smarter! At least that seems to be what Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki seems to be promoting leading up to the presidential debates this week. She believes that Barack Obama’s extended answers will be too “professional” for regular people to understand. In other words, she is indicating that regular people are to stupid to understand the smoke that Obama will be blowing at them during the debates.
“[W]hat the American [people] are looking for is not just a professorial list of facts or accomplishments or even goals,” Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki said yesterday as part of her ongoing, almost-comical attempt to lower expectations going into the debates. She then lamented that Obama “has a tendency to give longer, substantive answers.”
Psaki’s concern that Professor Obama will appear during the debates is understandable given that “he was the third-lowest-ranked lecturer” at the University of Chicago Law School in 1999.
Maybe it has to do with their target audience. “He wants to speak directly to the families — the people who are on their couches at home, having snacks, drinking a beer, drinking soda, whatever it is, and tuning in for the first time — and that’s who he’s speaking directly to,” she said.
What Psaki is attempting to do is run cover for her boss. It’s easy to dance around the question with a straightforward answer when you really don’t have an answer or when the answer is not very flattering for your side. In the end though, it is nothing more than blowing hot air. Rather than sounding professional and being something that is over people’s heads, it becomes useless noise to anyone listening. But hey! If you can pass it off as “professional” with some people, then maybe those who are eating what Barack is cooking are stupid.