Friday, August 31, 2012
Leading From Behind: Empty Chair To Visit Louisiana On Monday
"The empty-chair analogy by Clint Eastwood might be far more accurate and impactful than the Obama campaign and its cheerleaders in the media care to accept," the insightful Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus wrote.
The mainstream media juxtaposed images of Hurricane Issac hitting Louisiana next to images of the RNC throughout the week, and they
to stress the seriousness of the storm. Mainstream media networks like
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, and PBS reminded their viewers of Hurricane Katrina,
and blamed former President George W. Bush for his inaction during
Yet Obama spent the week campaigning in crucial swing states like Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia (Louisiana is not a swing state). He even took some time to chat online, proposing a constitutional amendment to restrict political
speech while on Reddit, an online link-sharing community. He never once visited Louisiana.
And the mainstream media gave Obama a"When somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go," Eastwood said Thursday night, in comments that could resonate more in light of Obama's inaction during and after Hurricane Issac.