Watching CNN while doing cardio on Thursday, I noticed how giddy CNN’s left-of-center pundits, particularly Jeffrey Toobin, seemed as they commented on the Supreme Court decision upholding the Democratic program to overhaul our nation’s health care system through greater regulation and higher taxation.
Their mood paralleled that of my liberal friends on Facebook, elated at the outcome, once again supportive of the rightness of U.S. Supreme Court rulings.
By contrast, the president seemed dour, almost depressed. As he delivered his remarks on the decision, he lack that lightness of step which all but defined him in the early stages of 2008 presidential campaign. This was not the first time he has appeared downcast in his public appearances. A week before when he spoked to the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials in Orlando, Florida, he seemed similarly subdued.
As he did when he delivered his economic speech in Cleveland, Ohio.
Is it just me? Or have others noted his dour demeanor? And if you have noticed it, do you think this reflects a campaign strategy or his own inner emotions?