President Obama is still wildly popular and he seems determined to revel in it by popping up three times a day to make a statement or greet a world leader. However, Joel Connelly writes in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, “a president should take time out of the public eye, and not tire out the country.”
“The effort by presidential image-masters to control the 24/7 news cycle has tipped to excess,” Connelly warns.
Joel Connelly in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
... Obama really should regulate, and reduce, the flood of words out of the White House. The effort by presidential image-masters to control the 24/7 news cycle has tipped to excess.
On Thursday, for instance, Obama joined an ABC News town hall on health care. He spoke to the cameras after meeting members of Congress on immigration. The president and first lady made remarks [at] a “United We Serve” service event. On the eve of a key House vote, Obama boosted the clean energy bill and debunked its critics.