Emerging theme: Obama’s ‘selfish’ and ‘arrogant’

Since 2004 Barack Obama has been listening to people tell him that he’s the best thing ever to appear on the American political scene. And it’s not a surprise that he’s believed every word. From Townhall.com:

At law school, few people knew Barack Obama really well, and I wasn’t one of them, although we did have some dealings when we overlapped The Harvard Law Review.

But in the run up to the convention, it’s clear that there are people who have had extensive dealings with him — and they don’t like him very much. Two themes have emerged from news coverage in the last two days, and they are revealing:

(1) He’s selfish:

Laura Meckler in The Wall Street Journal:

The President does almost no fundraising for Senate or House candidates and hasn’t transferred money to other party election committees. His numerous campaign offices rarely coordinate with local candidates or display signs for anyone but Mr. Obama. At rallies, Mr. Obama seldom urges supporters to volunteer — or even vote — for other Democrats running for office. . .. He rarely shares the stage with other candidates.

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