At law school, few people knew Barack Obama really well, and I wasn’t one of them, although we did have some dealings when we overlapped The Harvard Law Review.
Is Our President a Bit of a Jerk?
But in the run up to the convention, it’s clear that there are people who have had extensive dealings with him — and they don’t like him very much. Two themes have emerged from news coverage in the last two days, and they are revealing:
(1) He’s selfish:
The President does almost no fundraising for Senate or House candidates and hasn’t transferred money to other party election committees. His numerous campaign offices rarely coordinate with local candidates or display signs for anyone but Mr. Obama. At rallies, Mr. Obama seldom urges supporters to volunteer — or even vote — for other Democrats running for office. . .. He rarely shares the stage with other candidates.
The sense that Obama simply won’t sacrifice his brand, or his image as a winner, for the greater Democratic good is widespread in Democratic circles . . . .[T]here’s a nagging sense among some headed to Charlotte that Obama is an enthusiastic Democrat who remains oddly unenthusiastic about other Democrats.
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By Editorial Staff /// September 3, 2012