Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Romney Pom-Pom Edition)

It’s well known that Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan lives in a parallel universe, but this week’s submission is especially Bizarro World. Representative sample:

There is every reason to be deeply skeptical of President Obama’s prospects in November.

Republicans feel an understandable anxiety about Mr. Obama’s coming campaign: It will be all slice and dice, divide and conquer, break the country into little pieces and pick up as many as you can . . .

But it still matters that the president doesn’t have a coherent agenda, or a political philosophy that is really clear to people. To the extent he has a philosophy, it tends to pop up furtively in stray comments and then go away. This is to a unique degree a presidency of inference, its overall meaning never vividly declared. In some eras, that may be a plus. In this one?

The thing is, you could easily substitute “Romney” for “Obama” in the above paragraphs and make an equally uncompelling case.

This is truly the Peg calling the kettle, er, beige.

You’ll excuse the color commentary, yes?

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3 Responses to Peggy Noodnik Writes Again (Romney Pom-Pom Edition)

  1. Mike Pardee says:

    Agreed, if either candidate has an agenda, well, you’d be hard pressed to say what’s on it. Where’s the beef? as somebody once said….But Obama especially needs a good shot of Kennedyesque baritone-demagoguery. His speaking style seems weak, his messages are border-line boring and plenty platitudinous–a shadow of the 2008 Barack. Let’s hope he gets some good coaching.

  2. Michael Pahre says:

    I thought that Republicans, especially Romney, were accusing Obama of having a radical agenda for a world in which the government takes over everything. You know, radicalism like socialism. How can that be reconciled with him not having a coherent agenda or political philosophy?

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