Are The Wolves Circling The Obama Campaign?
The press, like a pack of wolves, is circling the injured Obama campaign, snapping and growling before moving in for the kill:
The AP asked about the president's unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic "head winds" from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O'Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.
Carney sought relief by calling on TV correspondents from swing states, but the one from Wisconsin asked about the failed attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the one from Nevada asked about her state's unemployment rate, the nation's highest.Nothing about hope and change. Nothing about Republican "obstructionism" or how "unreasonable" the GOP is. The Obama campaign is spinning out of control. They are off message, panicked, confused, and unequipped to deal with the avalanche of problems confronting America and the world.
It's not that Obama has "lost" the press. That won't happen. Instead, the media is simply following the story which this week - as it was last week - is the tale of how the Obama campaign is in complete disarray and they have no idea how to get the mojo back.