Can’t we just make him arrogant?
But if you don’t extract just that little bit from what Senator Obama said, the meaning changes.
“BUT A DEMOCRATIC SOURCE SAYS: “His entire point of that riff was that the campaign IS NOT about him. [The Post] left out the important first half of the sentence, which was along the lines of: ‘It has become increasingly clear in my travel, the campaign, that the crowds, the enthusiasm, 200,000 people in Berlin, is not about me at all. It’s about America. I have just become a symbol … .” (thanks, Politico)
Makes a big difference, doesn’t it? Keep an eye on these op-ed writers. I don’t know why Mr. Milbank chose to quote Sen. Obama out of context, but I do know it kept Fox News happy as they asked their audience, Is Obama drunk from drinking his own wine?
Mr. Milbank followed up his quote with this comment: “As he marches toward Inauguration Day (Election Day is but a milestone on that path), Obama's biggest challenger may not be Republican John McCain but rather his own hubris.”
Gosh, the media wants so much for Senator Obama to be “arrogant” but he just isn’t willing to cooperate with them. From my point of view and from what I learned about Sen. Obama from reading his book, he’s about as far from showing any signs of arrogance as anyone I have ever seen in the political world. Confidence? Yes. Arrogance? No way!