by the Left Coast Rebel
Dear Leader has lost his messianic luster? CBS News:
The White House is ramping up an effort to promote a nationwide competition to decide which high school wins a commencement speech by President Obama.
An internal White House memo indicates that the White House is facing a shortage of applications less than a week before the deadline.
The competition was extended from the February 25 deadline until Friday, March 11 after few schools met the original application deadline. CBS News has learned a White House Communications Office internal memo dated February 22 noted "a major issue with the Commencement Challenge."
"As of yesterday we had received 14 applications and the deadline is Friday," the memo said. The memo also urged recipients to, "please keep the application number close hold."
A follow-up memo on February 28 reported receipt of 68 applications. Noting the competition among more than 1,000 schools last year, the memo said, "Something isn't working." It called on staffers to ask "friendly congressional, gubernatorial and mayoral offices" to encourage schools to apply.
Yes, something isn't working -- as in the ability of this man to govern effectively. It looks we have gone from a situation where this man was sold to the public as the Second Coming and now can't even be sold to high schools across the nation. Why is that? Just look at the crises in the Middle East and the way that he has handled that. Or the hostile cram-down/takeover of the health care industry last year, or the deaf and hostility to business, the widening of the racial divide, $4 trillion in generational theft....