I have always admired President Obama and I agree with him on some issues, like abortion rights. But the promise of his campaign four years ago has given way to something else — a failure to connect with tens of millions of Americans, many of them women, who feel economic opportunity is gone and are losing hope. In an effort to win them back, Mr. Obama is trying too hard. He’s employing a tone that can come across as grating and even condescending. He really ought to drop it. Most women don’t want to be patted on the head or treated as wards of the state. They simply want to be given a chance to succeed based on their talent and skills. To borrow a phrase from our president’s favorite president, Abraham Lincoln, they want “an open field and a fair chance.”Campbell Brown, Journalist, in her OP-ED on President Obama's failing message to women.
The problem Ms. Brown is not that he is failing to connect to women during his re-election. It is that you fell for the "Hope & Change" to begin with. He has always pandered and told people what he thought they wanted to hear. Four years ago it was much easier, he could just say "Bush's fault" and the masses ate it up. Four years later that argument has long since grown old and we are left with the fact that Mr. President is nothing more than empty suit.