Gee, you think? It’s gotten to the point where you can’t even turn on a sporting event without this guy intruding on your leisure activities. We long for the days when presidents were seen only when they delivered Oval Office or State of the Union speeches. This guy? It’s as if he’s got an army of body doubles ready to appear wherever there’s a television camera. And if it’s not him it’s his wife managing our diets while shoveling cheeseburgers and fries down her throat at every opportunity.
Suddenly it seems President Obama is everywhere — again.
In the last week, the president has been making the rounds on the tube, appearing on” 60 Minutes” —his seventh sit-down on the CBS news program since taking office.
A day earlier, Obama didn’t just attend the Army-Navy game at FedEx Field, he stopped by the broadcast booth for an interview. And on Tuesday, television viewers in four swing state cities saw him in their living rooms once again when he participated in a string of interviews with local affiliates.
As the president revs up his reelection bid, the White House and the Obama campaign are tapping into various media outlets to engage voters on everything from foreign policy to the economy and beyond. Obama hit the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno earlier this fall. Then last month, he sat down with ESPN during the first ever Carrier Classic. And that’s before he appeared in a previously recorded Christmas special set to air Friday on TNT and an interview with Barbara Walters, which ABC will broadcast on Dec. 23rd.
There really is no escaping his intruding in our lives unless you avoid television entirely. Which may be the only alternative to seeing his face 24/7. Conversely, the more people see him the more they may be turned off. It’s quite the quandary.