March 11, 2012

"I wonder if he realizes that America doesn't want to look at him and listen to him for 4 years."

Says Meade, watching one of the Sunday morning talking-heads shows. He says that right after I say: "I can't believe how bad he looks! What happened to him?"

78 comments:

garage mahal said...

Meade = America!

Rialby said...

What did David Gregory ever do to you?

JOhn said...

Who is he?

pm317 said...

Are you talking about Obama? :) It can't be Romney.

phx said...

Gingrich.

chickenlittle said...

Meade = America!

"Meade In America" could be a catchy slogan around Madison, promoting goods, services, and opinions. link

edutcher said...

Incompetence takes its toll. Meade's right, GodZero looks like Hell.

He hasn't got a clue what to do and, since he's been socially promoted all his life, this is the first real criticism he's ever had and he can't deal with it.

PS The title of the post is on the money. From the start, anyone who's followed Rasmussen's Approval Index knows Zero goes up a little over the weekend because people don't have to look at him or listen to him.

Anytime we hear from him or see him, his numbers drop

CWJ said...

Forget his numbers. My wife and I have noticed that every time he gives a speech or presser, the market tanks the nest day. Over 200 points down after his last presser. Forget his numbers. Those are our numbers.

dbp said...

"What happened to him?"

1. Presidents age in office.

2. We get sick of the things which attracted us to them in the first place.

SteveR said...

That description hardly narrows the field.

Chuck66 said...

Lets say The Meade is talking about the commander in chief.....could it be that after 4 years of trying to micro-manage our lives, we just want to be left along and not hear from him about his latest plan for us?

Eisenhower did mostly behind the scenes work. More managing than in-your-face control projects. I wish we had Presidents like that.

Ann Althouse said...

The lack of the word "another" in Meade's quote should tip you off that we were not talking about Obama.

Moose said...

*sigh*
another quiz from the professor. Fortunately I'm too stupid...

AJ Lynch said...

It can't be Obama. Golf and mandatory vacations have not aged him. But his failures have aged the American people.

CWJ said...

She didn't say, and I didn't assume. "Ed" and I were just having our own little asides about Obama. If the subject's not specified you can't be off topic.

dbp said...

Eh, I could have sworn I saw "another" the first time I read the post.

psychology

Chuck66 said...

Funny thing is....I thought I read "another" also. Hmmmm, we read what we expect.

Then it has to be Newt!!

I love his debating and speaking and his right wing views.

The man is annoying as hell otherwise and would get old after a while.

pm317 said...

I thought he swallowed the word.

Irene said...

It's Santorum. He's regressed to looking and sounding like an unpolished thirty-year-old.

edutcher said...

Ron Paul?

But the kids LOVE him.

Will Cate said...

I'm away from the TV so I don't know who was on the shows this morning, but I'm a former Georgian and Newt used to be my Rep. I met him in person once at a town-hall.

On TV, say, on a debate stage, makeup helps him look almost human. But up-close and in-person, his face is ruddy and corpulent. He looks like a heart attack waiting to happen.

Mark said...

Gingrich.

It was like he was giving the interview six months after losing, when it no longer matters how frumpy and worn he looks.

Even Newt no longer believes in Newt.

Kansas City said...
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Kansas City said...

One reason, among many, that Newt was never going to be president is that he is and looks like a fat old man. Now, his face is looking weird in addition to old. I assume it is a function of how hard these guys have to work in running for president. At this point, the less we see of Newt the better. He may be able to give a good speech at the convention, if he can somehow avoid focusing on himself.

Martha said...

Lately Newt looks better groomed to me.
He has that same lacquered hair --every strand cemented in place-- look his wife sports.

William said...

The fact that none of us knows who it is – although we know it's not BHO – speaks volumes about our choice of Republican candidates.

Roger J. said...

Wether Newt or Mr Obama, the point, I believe stands.

shiloh said...

"The lack of the word "another" in Meade's quote should tip you off that we were not talking about Obama."

In lieu of a substantive subject thread, which has become the norm here, Althouse has turned her blog into a childish guessing game.

It's good to be queen and rule over her flock lol.

And yes, Meade is someone no one cares about, except a few conservative lemmings.

Again, let's move on, shall we.

Meade said...

phx got it first. Mark said it best.

Roger J. said...

While I seldom agree with Shilo, I think he is on target on this subject.

Meade said...

And once again, Shiloh comes in last.

Roger J. said...

Meade: not proven

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rhhardin said...

I'd miss Obama's stress on closed class words.

So few people give them their due.

LilyBart said...

Perhaps politics was better before TV. People could read about someone's ideas and about their past actions, and make a decision without being influenced by how the candidate looked. For myself, I'm generally less influenced by style than by substance, and I’m driven mad by people who are greatly influenced by someone’s style or ‘polish’.

Do you think Lincoln would have won if Americans had TV back in that time? I believe he was though an unattractive man.

Rusty said...

Meade said...
And once again, Shiloh comes in last.


Never a disappointment in that respect.

Ralph L said...

I'd only seen Santorum from the shoulders up until recently. For such a thin face (thinner now than before the campaign), he has an awfully wide body that no sweater vest can camouflage.

McCain had a facial peel before the 2008 campaign. I saw him on CSPAN2 looking like raw meat. There's no way to prove it, but I'll bet that brought on his melanoma.

gadfly said...

So now we have to contemplate as to which Republican candidate that Meade considers unpleasant.

Personally, and I cannot speak for Meade, Saint Ricky's whine drives me straight up the wall.

Titus said...

I think Santorum is pretty hot.

I would do him.

He has a great smile.

tits.

David said...

Obama does not go on these shows.

Newt does.

Ron Paul looks the same as ever, like a character in Cocoon.

David said...

I forgot Rick.

I always forget Rick.

rcocean said...

Presidential Politics is all about looking good on TV. Bald guys, fatties, shorties, ugly guys, disabled guys, guys with glasses, and guys with facial hair need not apply.

And the deeper the voice the better.

I ♥ Willard said...

My guess is that Meade was talking about Ryan Seacrest.

David R. Graham said...

The subtle reason youngers inherit their family's estate(s) is that the ability of the elders to manage those estates wanes with the years. This is true across all aspects of life and culture. Birth, youth, maturity, senility, death. The first causes the last. Each dies of the same reason. Strong families expand their estates by inheriting their children again, again and again. Newt is holding rather than inheriting, a non-expansive posture. Blacks, progressives, environmentalists and metrosexuals do likewise.

Kirby Olson said...

The same thing COULD have been said about BO I suppose. He hasnt got much to say, or do, except continue to drag us down into the post+capitalism realm in which we ignore the deficit. Why this hasnt sunk his own chances and produced a voter deficit is difficult for me to understand. His voters should be down around Zero.

Andy R. said...

The lack of the word "another" in Meade's quote should tip you off that we were not talking about Obama.

You forgot to take into account how dumb the commenters here are.

Also, I love this thing where there is an insult about one of the Republicans nominees and no one can agree who it is directed at because they are all such jokes.

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Bruce Hayden said...

Don't know who Ann was talking about, if not Obama, but he is the one whom I do not want to hear over the next four plus years. Period.

His sanctimonious false choices, straw men, fabrications, prevarications, and lectures have just gotten too old for me to handle. I have gotten to the point where I will mute the TV or walk out of the room when he starts up. It is going to be a long, long, election year for me, with all the money he will have to spend (along with all of his friends) to spread his face and voice across the airwaves.

Looking at him though doesn't bother me, if I am not listening to him speak. And, sure, he looks like he has aged, but we really don't know - any guy who would wear mommy jeans would not think twice about dying or tinting his hair to have the poll tested optimum amount of gray. And, yes, cut it close, as contrasted with his pictures from a couple of decades ago (like that one with Derek Bell we saw this week).

As far as looking Presidential, I would put him below Romney, Biden, and maybe Santorum, but definitely above Gingrich and Paul.

phx said...

any guy who would wear mommy jeans would not think twice about dying or tinting his hair to have the poll tested optimum amount of gray.

Pics here:
http://www.zimbio.com/Mitt+Romney/articles/K3fUDSpLpDl/Mitt+Romney+Mom+Jeans+Picture+Gallery

I ♥ Willard said...

any guy who would wear mommy jeans

Hey! Willard calls them poppy pants. Try to stay on message please!

traditionalguy said...

GBS's Professor Higgins would note that Meade is a midwesterner. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

The middle Indiana blended accent became the accepted American accent after TV took over our culture. Daniels, Romney and Santorum are all kosher speakers to midwestern ears.

But a Haley Barbour, a Herman Cain, a Rick Perry or a Newt Gingrich need not apply.

Newt also has a special grating quality that comes across in his speech which expresses that he is smarter than his lowly supporters...and boy does that backfire on him.

I could accept any of the GOP candidates voices for 4 years, except for Bachmann's.

holdfast said...

It's not Romney - the dude is so bland only a paid Democrat operative could hate him. On the flipside, only a paid GOP operative could really love him.

Assuming he is the nominee, we're going to have to rely on Obama hatred rather than Romney love to carry the day. It should be enough.

shiloh said...

"Obama hatred"

This blog's 24/7 conservative hatred notwithstanding, outside the blogosphere, not so much.

Indeed, you'd be surprised the (((majority))) of folk who don't live, breathe, obsess, rant/rave re: politics like blog conservatives, especially Althouse's flock, which dare I say, is a unique kind of compulsive, tribal hatred. :-P

>

Again, Your eyes are full of hate, Forty-One. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.

So row well Althouse wingers and live!
:)

And after the election, I'll feel your pain!

dreams said...

I didn't watch the Sunday shows but BJ Clinton is really showing his age.

bagoh20 said...

I think the dialogue is sufficiently understood so that we could hire a team of good-looking and pleasant-sounding spokesmen for all the politicians. They would be put on to give statements for whoever wants one put out. Most of the time they could just refer us to an earlier statement given that would still work in the current controversy.

LilyBart said...

This blog's 24/7 conservative hatred notwithstanding

The left's working definition of 'hatred' is disagreeing with them.

Kirby Olson said...

Callista's hair for office.

jeff said...

"You forgot to take into account how dumb the commenters here are."

Well, one anyway.

"Also, I love this thing where there is an insult about one of the Republicans nominees and no one can agree who it is directed at because they are all such jokes."

And did you love the way Obama was in the mix until there was clarification from Althouse? Which puts him square into the all are jokes category?

"This blog's 24/7 conservative hatred notwithstanding

The left's working definition of 'hatred' is disagreeing with them."

That or calling them stupid. Not that they dont call them both. It's far easier than trying to debate the issues.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Andy R said...

You forgot to take into account how dumb the commenters here are.

Somewhere, Gödel is smiling.

Ignorance is Bliss said...

shiloh said...

Again, let's move on, shall we.

Great idea. Tell you what. You go on ahead and pick out another blog for us all to comment at, and get started. We'll be along shortly. No need to come back for us.

yashu said...

"Somewhere, Gödel is smiling."

Ha ha. I'm smiling.

Penny said...

Althouse+Meade and the hoi-polloi!

Penny said...

No judgement.

In fact, think you two deserve a brain vacation from the crap, just like the rest of us.

Mr. Forward said...

Well I was hoping it was the GEICO lizard.

Peano said...
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Penny said...

Peano?

Go to bed, honey.

Penny said...

And voila!

You'll wake up as maple syrup!

Astro said...

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Andy R said...

You forgot to take into account how dumb the commenters here are.

Somewhere, Gödel is smiling.


Very clever and perceptive, IiB. I'm also smiling.

Penny said...

Cons are clever like that, Astro.

Penny said...

So is you last name, Turf?

Or you one of those "physics" types?

leslyn said...

I knew it couldn't be Ron Paul! Ron Paul looks like my dog. She has white hair, squinty eyes, and a big toothy grin too.

I love my dog.

Penny said...

Carol Herman will appreciate this.

Remember when "physics" were pills that improved your bowel movements?

Penny said...

They worked!

Nothing worse than being constipated.

Penny said...

Except maybe logorrhea?

Penny said...

That's like diarrhea... only on-line.

Penny said...

I mean REALLY.

Who is going to clean up this shit?

leslyn said...

@Will Cate: If so, he'll die in bed.

Astro said...

Penny,
(...knock, knock, knock, Penny!),

Wild guess, here: I'm thinking you're not familiar with Godel's Incompleteness Theorems nor how he demonstrated the concepts using self-referential sets.