Obama is not ready for prime time

With almost 18 months left until the general election, it is becoming painfully obvious to those who look through the media smokescreen that Barack Obama is not ready for prime time. A nice smile, two autobiographical and admittedly not strictly factual books, and a ready supply of feel-good bromides about fighting cynicism do not a capable president make. John Hinderaker of Powerline has done an admirable job of exposing the sheer reckless mangling of facts by Obama (and his Media Matters defenders) when he attacked Detroit's Big Three and ludicrously claimed that Japan's automobile fleet gets an average of 45 miles per gallon, a claim that Toyota itself quickly refuted. (In the interest of full disclosure, I must reveal that I have been a consultant to Toyota for years, and continue in that relationship. I had nothing to do with Toyota's contradicting Obama. Incidentally, in case anyone wonders, I also spent years working for one of the Big Three as a consultant in the...(Read Full Post)