Bedwetting

A Democratic pro gives advice on the November elections:

No bed-wetting. This will be a tough election for our party and for many Republican incumbents as well. Instead of fearing what may happen, let’s prove that we have more than just the brains to govern — that we have the guts to govern. Let’s fight like hell, not because we want to preserve our status, but because we sincerely believe too many everyday Americans will continue to lose if Republicans and special interests win.

What is encouraging is that this is not coming from Zasloff, Sullivan, Drum, Klein, Yglesias, Chait or any other fine citizen of Blue Blogistan, but Obama’s campaign wizard David Plouffe.

Now if it were President Obama or Senator Reid in that beer commercial

Author: James Wimberley

James Wimberley (b. 1946, an Englishman raised in the Channel Islands. three adult children) is a former career international bureaucrat with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. His main achievements there were the Lisbon Convention on recognition of qualifications and the Kosovo law on school education. He retired in 2006 to a little white house in Andalucia, His first wife Patricia Morris died in 2009 after a long illness. He remarried in 2011. to the former Brazilian TV actress Lu Mendonça. The cat overlords are now three. I suppose I've been invited to join real scholars on the list because my skills, acquired in a decade of technical assistance work in eastern Europe, include being able to ask faux-naïf questions like the exotic Persians and Chinese of eighteenth-century philosophical fiction. So I'm quite comfortable in the role of country-cousin blogger with a European perspective. The other specialised skill I learnt was making toasts with a moral in the course of drunken Caucasian banquets. I'm open to expenses-paid offers to retell Noah the great Armenian and Columbus, the orange, and university reform in Georgia. James Wimberley's occasional publications on the web

8 thoughts on “Bedwetting”

  1. James, Obama – and we – have a problem; Obama's a great campaigner, but he'd better man up for governing. Right now, he's acquiring a bad two-year record for Dems to run on.

    If he wants peole to stop bed-wetting, then perhaps he'd better provide some leadership. At this point it's beyond honest doubt that several Dem senators are actually working for the GOP. If he can whip them into line, then he's got a chance. If not, then his campaign managers tough talk is just a way of blaming others for his failures.

  2. I think it was someone who once said, "leaders lead". Not that there's anything wrong with hiring tough-talking consultants, but it's not quite the same thing.

  3. Oh James, you're citing tough campaign talk from a campaign manager for a president who's proven to be better at campaigning than governing. Do you see a word which occurs three times in the previous sentence.

  4. Wow, a campaign manager using tough language for upcoming elections that most know will turn out badly for Dems? The heck you say?

    I'm sure that's what Rick Santorum's campaign manager said in 2006, "Talk tough, the voters will be intimidated into voting for you and not some pansy."

    Yeah, ok.

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