Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was ‘the Next Messiah’


obama3Barbara Walters said the difficulties engulfing President Barack Obama are a reflection of the let-down people are feeling from the high expectations they had during his earliest days in office when she and others thought he was going to be “the next messiah.”

The 81-year-old broadcast journalist made the remarks during an interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Tuesday, after Morgan asked her why Obama is facing so much opposition and why “he is struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?”

Walters said, “Well, you’ve touched on it to a degree. He made so many promises. We thought that he was going to be…the next messiah.”

“And the whole Obamacare, or whatever you want to call it, the Affordable Health[care] Act, it just hasn’t worked for him, and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.”

She added that the negative sentiment toward Obama is mainly due to the very high expectations people had for him.

“You’re almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise. His were very high and they’ve dropped. But you know, he still has several years to go. What does he have, three years, Piers? And you know, there will be a lot of changes, one thinks, in that time.”

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  1. Again, who cares what that old washed up prune has to say? Why does Matzav have to quote that nothing as if whatever she says is halacha lemoshe misinai?

  2. What the old washed up prune should have said is that Obama has three more years to continue to make mistakes.
    The fact is that he is incompetent and a liar to boot.

  3. To commenter #2: Obama is not at all incompetent. He is extremely competent at carrying out his plan to change America from a world power to a “European” style, socialist country. He is going about it in a very competent, ruthless, and aggressive way. He knows exactly what he’s doing, and he’s so far succeeding. Hopefully, he will not succeed entirely. Maybe the stupid people (like the one mentioned in the above article) will wake up, and prevent it in election of 2014.