Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Obama Tap Dance

President Obama is from Chicago. Perhaps that’s why his frenzied attempts to sell his health reform plan reminds me of Richard Gere’s tap dancing performance in the movie Chicago.

If you’ll recall, Gere played the role of Billie Bly, a slick high-priced Chicago Lawyer who was defending his client by talking fast while tap dancing around the issues.

This weekend President Obama is appearing on 5 Sunday talk shows – a modern day Presidential record. Why the tap dancing metaphor? The heart of the problem is that he is trying to defend a plan that does not yet exist. That will require some fast talking and fast dancing.

I’m also reminded of the lyrics of the song, “Hey, Big Spender,”

Hey, Big Spender,
The minute you walked into the joint
I could see you were a man of distinction
A real big spender
So good looking, so refined

These lyrics might be changed to read,

Hey, Big Talker,
The minute you walked onto the set,
The nation could see you were a man of distinction
A real big talker
So smooth talking, so refined.

President Obama’s great strength is the power of his rhetoric. He is a magnificent speaker - a great and persuasive talker. But that’s not what’s being tested here. It’s the power and logic of his ideas and policies.

It may be that presidential leadership will prevail. It may also be he is over exposing himself and protesting too much.

As you listen to the President, keep in mind that a June 2009 ABC News/USA Today/Kaiser Foundation survey indicated 89% of Americans were satisfied with their health care and that, according to Obama himself, 281 million of 311 million, or 90%, have coverage. Let’s see how he tap dances around those numbers.


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