President Obama can't seem to catch a break from the Clintons when it comes to this "hope" thing. During the primaries, Hillary mocked him saying:
The skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect. Maybe I’ve just lived a little long, but I have no illusions about how hard this is going to be.
Now that he has the job, Bill wants Obama to sounds more hopeful. In a new interview with ABC, the president from Hope, AR said he:
[Liked] the fact that [Obama] didn't come in and give us a bunch of happy talk. I'm glad he shot straight with us. . . . I just want the American people to know that he's confident that we are gonna get out of this and he feels good about the long run. . . . I like trying to educate the American people about the dimensions and scope of this economic crisis. . . . I just would like him to end by saying that he is hopeful and completely convinced we're gonna come through this.
It's true that since his victory speech on election night Obama's been peddling somberness much more than hope. Would you like to see the president be more optimistic when it comes to the economy?