Krauthammer: Obama Midterm Low Profile 'a Total Humiliation,' 'Hard for Him to Take'

Krauthammer: Obama Midterm Low Profile 'a Total Humiliation,' 'Hard for Him to Take'

On Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that President Barack Obama is having a difficult time in having to maintain his low profile as midterm campaigns are underway.

Krauthammer traced the path of Obama, from his heights of popularity five and six years to now, where he is seen more useful as a behind-the-scenes fundraiser, to which Krauthammer argued had to be difficult for Obama.

“Look, this is a guy who six years ago had a worship service at a Denver stadium, being cheered by people while he was behind Greek columns,” Krauthammer said. “A few weeks earlier, he had been the hero of 200,000 Germans in Berlin. I still don’t understand what that speech was about. Here was a man — I mean, as Rich Lowry said earlier tonight, he was a citizen of the world, the most interesting, most sought after rock star, political rock star on the planet. Now he’s got to hide under his desk until November. This is a total humiliation for him and every once in a while he can’t take and he pops out — it’s his way of saying, I transcend the party, I’m bigger than the party, I still am and I’m still here. He’s not going to go out and campaign in these states, obviously. This is hard for him to take. So, I would extend a little bit of sympathy to him. He’s under stress.”

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