Musings —10.23.2011 09:00 AM
WASHINGTON — The former Bill Clinton adviser — a senior guy, a respected guy — doesn’t mince words.
“A lot of the American public has checked out on (President Barack) Obama,” he says. “He’s got a lot of things going against him right now.”
We’re in the Clinton man’s office, overlooking Pennsylvania Avenue, and just a short walk from the White House, where he used to work. His office walls are covered with photos of him with his former boss, as well as political luminaries from around the globe.
He’s a big guy, gregarious, like his former boss — and, like his former boss, a Democrat until the day he dies.
But to him, and not a few other Democrats these days, things don’t look good for Barack Obama. Not at all.