From Steve, an overseas Campaign Spot reader:
From your NRO post, “Finally, we’ve previously heard an unorthodox assessment of the American character from Michelle Obama; that, we were told, was a poor word choice or that she couldn’t have meant what she actually said. Well, now we’re hearing about how rotten a place America is from Obama’s pastor as well as from his wife. It’s getting harder and harder to believe Barack Obama himself doesn’t at least partially share their opinion.”
From Obama’s March 4 speech. I think it is pretty clear that he is saying that today, one could not be proud to say “I am an American” and that this is fully in line with what his pastor/mentor/sounding board and his wife are saying.
“And if that child should ever get the chance to travel the world, and someone should ask her where she is from, we believe that she should always be able to hold her head high with pride in her voice when she answers “I am an American.”
Yup. We’re seeing this “America stinks and the only thing that can fix it is Barack Obama” theme occurring too many times for it to be a coincidence.