While it’s not all that surprising, it’s still amazing to hear someone in the media, no less a media titan like Barbara Walters, actually admit they thought Obama was going to be the next messiah. And I’m sure when she uses the word ‘we’, she’s speaking collectively for much of the media world as they all treated him that way when he was first elected.
No wonder when Rush said that he hoped Obama failed that it was so offensive to so many. They must’ve thought it was blasphemy!
Watch (h/t Free Beacon):
(Transcript starts at 1:25)
PIERS MORGAN: You have interviewed every president of my lifetime. Why is Obama facing so much opposition now? Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?
BARBARA WALTERS: Well, you’ve touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more. It’s very difficult when the expectations for you are very high. You’re almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise. His were very high and they’ve dropped. But you know, he still has several years to go. What does he have, three years more, Piers? And, you know, there will be a lot of changes, one thinks in that time.
Talk about delusional. She still holds out hope that he can still eek out a little messianic something or other before his term is up.