Notes Steven Kates, author of the best introduction to economics there is:
If even Chris Matthews is done with Obama, who’s left? You can even watch the video here but this is the text:
‘What part of the presidency does Obama like? He doesn’t like dealing with other politicians — that means his own cabinet, that means members of the congress, either party. He doesn’t particularly like the press…. He likes to write the speeches, likes to rewrite what Favreau and the others wrote for the first draft,’ Matthews said.
‘So what part does he like? He likes going on the road, campaigning, visiting businesses like he does every couple days somewhere in Ohio or somewhere,’ Matthews continued. ‘But what part does he like? He doesn’t like lobbying for the bills he cares about. He doesn’t like selling to the press. He doesn’t like giving orders or giving somebody the power to give orders. He doesn’t seem to like being an executive.’
On Tuesday’s program, Matthews similarly called Obama ‘a ship with the engine off.’
“A ship with the engine off.” He’s actually much worse than that and far more destructive but it will do for now.
Compare this with what Richard Epstein has to say (in the first 2 minutes of the below video) about his former colleague.