October 15, 2012
On the missing magic from Obama’s 2008 campaign…
You go back and look at Grant Park on election night, look at the people in that crowd. Zombies, the walking dead. It didn't matter what he said. It was what they wanted him to be. That's what he was. That's gone. There is none of that. All there is is a hard, cold reality that he was not what anybody thought him to be. Whatever it was that every individual that voted for this guy in 2008 made him out to be in their own mind, he's not that anymore. And there's no way of capturing it. There's no way of getting it back. He's got a record, and it's dismal, and he can't defend it. He doesn't even want to talk about it.