From He's Done Everything Wrong by Mort Zukerman in the Daily Beast, 21 Jan. 2010, the day after Massachusetts brought the fairy dust bender to an end:
He’s misjudged the character of the country in his whole approach. There’s the saying, “It’s the economy, stupid.” He didn’t get it. He was determined somehow or other to adopt a whole new agenda. He didn’t address the main issue.
This health-care plan is going to be a fiscal disaster for the country. Most of the country wanted to deal with costs, not expansion of coverage. This is going to raise costs dramatically.
In the campaign, he said he would change politics as usual. He did change them. It’s now worse than it was. I’ve now seen the kind of buying off of politicians that I’ve never seen before. It’s politically corrupt and it’s starting at the top. It’s revolting. . . .
Zuckerman is the, editor in chief, U.S. News & World Report, the publisher of the New York Daily News, and a trustee, Council on Foreign Relations. He was also a staunch Obama supporter in the last election. Do read the whole thing. There is much more.
You know, that fairy dust makes you feel great while your pounding back jello shots of the stuff. But the morning after, you wake up in an embarrassing position and just feel incredibly stupid. It's ok. I am sure there's a 12 step plan that can help them back to reality and self respect. Obamaholics Anonymous. Zuckerman looks like he's on step 9 or 10 already.