David Frum

09.07.12

Own Your Presidency, Mr. Obama

Noah Millman wasn't impressed with President Obama's speech, which he described as "wrapped in this sacramental progressivist cotton candy goo that leaves me just wanting to wash my hands."

Here's the most damning paragraph.

The point of voting is to elect people who will do a good job protecting and promoting our collective interests. I want the incumbent to come to me and say, “I did this and this, and this is why, and I will do these other things if you reelect me, and my opponent will do the opposite, and I am right and he is wrong and that is why you should vote for me.” I’m hiring him to do things that are wise and not do things that are dumb. Not to enable me to do heart surgery by metaphysical proxy.