"And speaking of Obama, the media has finally begun to examine his record and see if there's any "there" there. Two words: empty suit... I think a mesmerizing socialist with a forked tongue is more dangerous than an unscrupulously ambitious Clinton that everyone is wary of." -- Henry "Economist" Gómez, "Hillary Comes Back, Obama Under Scrutiny," Babalú, March 4, 2008
Henry doesn't send Obama roses anymore. What happened to his paeans to Obama's enthralling oratory, youthful appearance and winsome personality which he was so fond of contrasting to McCain's lack of eloquence, crabbiness and U-G-L-I-N-E-S-S? While Henry still finds Obama "mesmerizing" as do the women who faint at the sight of his diversity, he is now ready to concede that his boy Barack is also a "socialist," a liar ("forked tongue") and an airhead ("empty suit") who is "unscrupulously ambitious" and more "dangerous" than Hillary (and presumably Bill too). Now, let me not suggest that I am unsatisfied with this sudden evolution on Henry's part. Our readers know that Henry is always evolving. Like a top. There are those who contend that consistency is the quality of the stagnant mind. If this is true then no mind is more active than Henry's in marked contrast to his sometime idol's.
Obama has always been Obama. His suit is as empty today as it was when he first entered national politics three years ago. Yes, three years ago, when he began his 1000-day prep for the presidency. If anything it may be even emptier today -- his mind, not his suit -- since the more issues that confront it the less capable he is of addressing them much less articulating a coherent political philosophy. Fortunately for him, he doesn't have to. All he has to do is conceal the bootless philosophy that has been spoonfed to him by his mentors. He is the fascade and they are the dialectic.
Henry is a frustrated political operative; perhaps we should be kind and call him an amateur political operative. Obama is not even that. He is what others operate upon.