President Dr. Phil: Barack Obama's infomercial belongs on Hallmark Channel
I'd say about three minutes of tonight's infomercial from Barack Obama (youtube.com/watch?v=GtREqAmLsoA) are more than enough. The first thing I noticed was the horrible acoustics in the room where he was giving his spiel, dissipating his voice and giving it a whiny, nasal character. (Perhaps that was intentional). Then, I noticed him being a good listener while an older white man was describing how he'd lost his pension. Then it struck me: Barack Obama is running to be "Dr. Phil, President". But, not just Dr. Phil, but a very special Dr. Phil on the Hallmark Channel Live Special from Topeka, Kansas, complete with heartwarming tales straight from the heartland, accompanied by cheesy piano.
Now, he's going on and on about all the wonderful things he's going to buy you, the American people. Even the AP has noticed his BS (link):
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.
Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews feel thrills up each others' legs here: