December 19, 2013
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"We Thought That [Obama] Was Going to Be the Next Messiah" (Peter Wehner, 12.19.2013, Commentary)
Posted by Orrin Judd at December 19, 2013 3:48 PMIn an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan, this exchange took place:MORGAN: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?WALTERS: Well, you've touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be - I shouldn't say this at Christmastime, but - the next messiah. And the whole ObamaCare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn't worked for him, and he's stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.Ms. Walters is right to say it might not be quite appropriate to say around Christmastime that Mr. Obama had been widely thought to be "the next messiah," though I'd recommend that be expanded to include anytime, not just Christmastime.