President Obama Wishes the Political Media Would Stop Covering Politics


President Obama was at George Mason University this morning holding another rally for health-care reform with a fired-up, campaign-style atmosphere. At one point, Obama criticized the coverage from cable-news networks for caring more about the politics of the debate than the substance of the legislation. “What’s it going to mean for Obama?” Obama said, giving an example of an insignificant question a cable-news host might ask. “Will his presidency be crippled? Or will he be the comeback kid?” The crowd cheered and applauded at that last part, which, to us, kind of undermined Obama’s point about this not being about Obama.