Obama Flashback 2008: I Ran a Big Campaign So I Can Handle a Gulf Disaster


No wonder he’s talking about kicking butts, he wants to deflect attention away from his own impotence. And he probably doesn’t want anyone reminding him of this boneheaded statement from 2008. Thanks to Byron York for bringing it to our attention.

On September 1, 2008, Barack Obama, fresh from his Roman-colonnade speech on the final night of the Democratic convention in Denver, talked to CNN’s Anderson Cooper about Gustav and the Gulf.  The question: As president, could he handle an emergency like that?  Obama pointed to the size of his campaign and its multi-million dollar budget as evidence of his executive abilities.  “Our ability to manage large systems and to execute, I think, has been made clear over the last couple of years,” Obama said. That executive ability, he added, “indicates the degree to which we can provide the kinds of support and good service that the American people expect.”

He went on to slam Sarah Palin’s experience as Mayor of Wasilla, Alaska. He forgot to mention her experience as Governor of the State of Alaska. She did what many hard working Americans do – worked her way up. What a foreign concept to socialists like Obama.

I’m wondering why he didn’t summon his inner community organizer and rally the community of Washington bureaucrats to get out of the way of Gulf states in their efforts at containing the mess.

Oh, and he hates whales. Where’s Ashley Judd when we need her?