I just got through watching Tina Brown discuss President Obama on Charlie Rose's television program. Brown was speaking about the image she now has of President Obama, being lost or not being able to tell the public what it is he wants or where he stands. Brown went on to say Obama did very well with connecting with the public during the election--he knew all the right things to say at the right moments. Charlie Rose didn't raise one question or register a reaction at this idea. Here is where I shake my head in bewilderment at the media and how what they see is at odds with reality as I see it. I remember the primary very well. I remember the crowds and the hype; I remember the fierce battles; I remember the nitty gritty, down and dirty politics all the candidates waged behind their plastic personas of civility and clean politics; I remember that by the time the Democratic party primary was called, Hillary Clinton had actually gotten more of the popular vote than Obama did. President Obama won the primary with a strategy that went beyond getting the popular vote. Obama, barely won the Democratic primary. His popularity among voters was never as high as his popularity among the media, or even among his opponents and enemies. Is it no wonder Obama was cautious about taking a stand on specifics of a health care bill? Is it any wonder that Obama is not really connecting with the public today, connecting as well as the media thinks he did during the primary? Obama never did connect with most voters. that said, I like the guy. I think his change was not being a Bush or a Clinton. I think his inexperience shows. don't blame me, I voted Hillary.