August 21, 2011
Is Obama close to a 'Killer Rabbit' moment?
Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass has given voice to what many are asking about Barack Obama. Is this vacation in ritzy Martha's Vineyard while the nation frets over the economy Obama's "Killer Rabbit" moment? "I think it's a little too early yet for the president to be attacked by a rabbit," cautioned a veteran Chicago Democrat wise in the ways of Obama. "But it's close. Real close." Anyone who thinks Obama is safe from a rabbit attack has forgotten what happened to President Jimmy Carter In 1979. Carter was attacked by a swimming rabbit, and the subsequent "Killer Rabbit" stories helped destroy his presidency. It led to the election of Republican Ronald Reagan in a landslide and an unprecedented economic revival. There are eerie similarities. Like Obama, Carter was at that point where he was constantly viewed as weak and ineffectual. His fellow Democrats had lost patience with him. Liberal writers who once fawned on him had turned against him. And like Obama, Carter foolishly...(Read Full Post)