Puppy love can only last so long. The inside the beltway political intelligensia is just now waking up to a few things about Barack Obama that I have been telling you about for two years. He’s not a great public speaker. He’s never been tested. He’s a solid gold plated phony whose words are meaningless.

A liberal friend approached me this week and confessed that some of the things I have been saying on the radio and on the blog about Obama are really bothering them. Not because they were slandering their guy, but because they were true. I jokingly said to them, “The time to get your head out of your ass was before November, but better late than never.”. When it comes to the media it isn’t quite so funny. They simply failed to do their jobs.

March 19, 2009
Politico: Obama struggles as communicator

Of all the pitfalls Barack Obama might face in the presidency, here is one not many people predicted: He is struggling as a public communicator.

June 24, 2008
Pundit Review: Obama the orator: I’m not buying the hype

Sunday night I wondered aloud why Barack Obama has such a great reputation as an orator. I’ll agree that he gives a good speech. He can read a telepromptor. McCain can’t, he’s terrible at it and the comparison between the two is striking. However, speaking off the cuff or in an interview or debate setting, I find Omaba ponderous and indecisive. He’s not a great public speaker, he’s a great speech reader.

March 15, 2009
NY Daily News: Worries grow that Barack Obama & Co. have a competence problem

Which brings us to the heart of the matter: the doubts about Obama himself. His famous eloquence is wearing thin through daily exposure and because his actions are often disconnected from his words. His lack of administrative experience is showing.

His promises and policies contradict each other often enough that evidence of hypocrisy is ceasing to be news. Remember the pledges about bipartisanship and high ethics? They’re so last year.

The beat goes on. Last week, Obama brazenly gave a speech about earmark reform just after he quietly signed a $410 billion spending bill that had about 9,000 earmarks in it. He denounced Bush’s habit of disregarding pieces of laws he didn’t like, so-called signing statements, then issued one himself.

And in an absolute jaw-dropper, he told business leaders, “I don’t like the idea of spending more government money, nor am I interested in expanding government’s role.”

No wonder Americans are confused. Our President is, too.

October 15, 2008
Pundit Review: Words versus deeds

Words are meaningless. Actions are what counts. His words are beautiful and eloquent and no doubt speak to the hopes and dreams of many Americans. The record however, shows something else. It shows that at no time in his short political career has Barack Obama been a reformer. His record on taxes shows, time and again, that he votes to raise your taxes. He has yet to propose a single tax cut where it counts, in the Senate where he works. On social issues, he talks about mainstream values but his record shows he is far to the left of most Americans. On foreign policy, his positions are dangerous and naive. His decades long association with radicals like ACORN, Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright are not things most mainstream Americans find acceptable. That is why he has lied about them repeatedly.

My friends, Sen. Obama talks a good game but his words and his deeds are about as far apart as you can get. How can you trust him when his words and deeds are at such odds?

March 2, 2009
New York Times David Brooks: Obama is not who we thought he was

Those of us who consider ourselves moderates — moderate-conservative, in my case — are forced to confront the reality that Barack Obama is not who we thought he was. His words are responsible; his character is inspiring. But his actions betray a transformational liberalism that should put every centrist on notice.

October 27, 2008
Pundit Review: Ever wonder what Barack Obama sounds like naked?

Barack Obama is a complete phony. His talks like a moderate but acts like a radical in his actions and associations. He talks about cutting taxes but votes to raise them. He talks about bringing people together but hangs with the likes of Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers. He talks of bipartisanship but has no record of it. He talks about uniting people but threatens lawsuits to those who criticize him. Words versus deeds, that is the fundamental problem I have with Barack Obama.

We can’t say we weren’t warned about who the real Barack Obama is. We, apparently, are just choosing to ignore it. Change is coming all right. Good luck with that.