If you really wanted to add to the laundry list of things that President Obama needs to brush up on, you go right on ahead and write staging somewhere on that list.
Seriously, the President's handlers really need to sit down, break out the centerfold bud, and try to wrap their heads around a new concept, because business as usual isn't helping matters much.
Case in point, today Obama decided to go to Disney World to announce some kind of tourism initiative or some similar bullshit, and as a result, the park was closed to the public and even some employees before and during the appearance.
Photo op politics - how does it work? Perhaps not by shutting a large theme park down, putting people off for half a day, and fisting an untold number of families just trying to enjoy the watermelon-sized chunk of cash that has just been removed from a dark, tender, personal spot. Isn't that why we have a White House, with a rose garden, as to make announcements from, even the kind of announcement-type thing the Obama administration had planned?
Moments like this come as a double surprise when MSM is chasing Mitt Romney like he just donkey punched their grandmas. First it's his tax returns, and his hemming and hawing over the topic. In case anyone else needs a refresher, presidential candidates have financial disclosure forms they are required to fill out, but they are not obliged under any circumstance to cough up their tax returns. It's a showy gesture that's being turned into a media hammerlock.
Maybe when President Obama's done down in Florida, and finished with his follow-up slate of four (four?) fundraisers in NYC, he can go make a more appropriate gesture, like making an economic statement in front of a roller coaster just as he dynamites a section of track...
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