Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Oval Office: Less Than It Was

by Idaho Conservative Blogger 

Is it just me or since President Obama became president, the office of the President of the United States seems to have become less….well, Presidential?

Policy aside, I’ll save that for another time.

I blame Bill Clinton somewhat for this. I think the downward trend started when Clinton appeared on the Arsenio Hall show and MTV. Its one thing for a candidate, even a Presidential candidate to hit the media circuit and appear on entertainment outlets along with the traditional news programs, i.e.; 60 Minutes, Cable News, the Sunday Shows etc. Once one becomes President they must raise to a Presidential level.

It seems to me residing in the White House carries with it not just great responsibility but, status and dignity. At a level most of us will never come close to knowing. The occupant of the White House should attempt to the best of their ability to live up to the stature level of the office they hold. This may be part of the problem. I don’t believe President Obama respects the office he holds as strongly as most Americans do. I think he sees it as a means for his cause.

Lately some of the public appearances President Obama has made seem to be beneath the office of President of the United States.

Why would the President appear on the John Stewart show on Comedy Central? It’s a low rated show on a low rated cable channel. I realize Stewart is a huge Liberal but really?

The President on The View, why? This is a syndicated daily talk show that most don’t take very serious.

Local Back yard BBQ's. I understand this, he can’t fill venues anymore.

Why on earth would the President of the United States appear on ANY local radio station for an interview? This is what local politicians do not the President of the United States.

David Letterman? I know it’s an easy interview with softball questions but really?

I realize both Obama and McCain appeared on Jay Leno and Letterman as candidates, but I didn’t like that either.

Don’t get me started on Oprah.

I like some of these shows but the Presidency carries with it much stature and an appearance by the President used to be a big deal. Lately it seems to be more of a yawn and much less than it once was. Sad indeed.

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ABX46 said...

Obama hates everything about the United States!

It should not be surprise to anyone that he would demean the Oval Office.

Nothing says “no respect” like the photograph with his feet on the President’s desk in the Oval Office.

Juan said...

You can send a ‘PUNK’ to Ivy League schools, but you still end up with a PUNK!
And so it is with Obama!

Anonymous said...

First Obama, now Oprah..........

You big time racist

Joanna said...

I like your blog a lot and agree with your points.
I also agree with you on the lesser presidential office...
...years ago I and my late husband traveled to Washington DC and always visited the White House and felt very proud and special to be there...
...well, Clinton ended this part of our vacation...
I went by myself when President Bush was a resident, but you could not pay me to go back right now!
...mostly because I don't hear and I don't see the love for America and the American people from the Oval Office...
and no, has nothing to do with race (my Son-in-Law is black and I love him like my own...and he shares my feelings on that one).
God Bless America!