Fox’s Brit Hume lays it out: From unemployment to pretty much everything else, President Obama is failing in the job and failing to connect.
Seen from Hume’s angle, Obama’s Twitter town hall amounted to a Potemkin village populated by straw men, for the purpose of shoring up the president’s sagging youth vote. It wasn’t a real town hall meeting with real back and forth.
Did it work? I doubt it. It’s the middle of the day in mid-July, when mostly political junkies pay attention while everyone else is doing something more fun. The event was boring, transparently one-sided, and the most entertaining thing about it was watching or thinking about all the questions that were getting filtered away from the president.