Whether he’s trying to make nice with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu or suddenly at the doorstep of Republicans, looking for meetings, Obama is starting his second term merely trying to get those he has to deal with to trust him.
They’d be better off trusting their instincts instead, which most likely tell them: Once bitten, twice shy.
That’s the theme of a piece I have running in Politico today.
From the article:
Every woman knows the type. He doesn’t call when he said he would, he forgets Valentine’s Day, he’s late to pick you up – the only thing he has a good memory for is excuses.President Obama’s recent flurry of “outreaching” and shifting policies suggests the political incarnation of just such a man.
And those on the receiving end of his sudden flattery can be excused for trusting him just as much as one might a cad bearing flowers and an apology.
I hope you have a chance to take a look.