Barack Obama stares earnestly into the camera.
“Let’s be clear, here,” he says in a recent video address to Planned Parenthood. “Women are not an interest group.”
Translation: Women are an interest group. And Obama is winning its vote right now.
That’s not just because of his policies. It’s not just because of the Republicans’ apparent over-reach and clumsy messaging. It’s also because Obama has few peers when it comes to being political while pretending otherwise.
Look no further than the two-minute Planned Parenthood video to get a taste of Obama’s style, which leaves Republican Mitt Romney wanting.
“You’ve had to stand up to politicians who want to deny millions of women the care that they rely on and inject themselves into decisions that are best made between a woman and her doctor,” Obama says.
The absent A-word
Nothing quite connotes creepiness like the verb “inject.” Nowhere does Obama say the “A” word: abortion. It’s all about “choice” and “health.”
Monday's column (which, yes, I forgot to post) is here.