Editor's Note: Peter Heck returns to the studio and to the Liberty Tree on June 18.
Yet another indication of the mounting desperation by Team Obama – or maybe it’s yet another indication of the severe narcissism that dominates this White House – or perhaps it’s both: apparently the president has decided it would be a good idea to list himself amongst the White House website’s online tribute to previous presidents. Potential foreshadowing aside, there is some pretty naked, gratuitous self-promotion at play when you script together an online comparison of yourself to other “great” presidents.
Granted, it wasn’t that long ago that Obama suggested that he was one of the great presidents of all time, but apparently he decided to codify that conclusion on the White House website for anyone who might have missed it.
Check out what Investors Business Daily had to say about the move:
...faced with the apparently frightening possibility of losing his reelection bid, Barack Obama has inserted himself into the online White House bios of almost every president in the last nine decades. To somehow share and compare their achievements. At one point Obama even draws his wife into the biographical additions.
Imagine the emotional insecurities of a grown man who would have henchman find and gratuitously insert even the faintest link between this 44th president and almost every president back to Calvin Coolidge --"On Feb. 22, 1924 Calvin Coolidge became the first president to make a public radio address to the American people.....President Obama became the first president to hold virtual gatherings and town halls."
Wow. I’m no liberal and don’t pretend to be. But it’s surely got to be getting harder and harder to publicly state your support of this crew.