June 17, 2010

Yes We Did! (…But, Who Would Know?)

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In capturing this surprisingly uncharacteristic moment, the photo raises several questions, including: Why not more confidence from the White House? Why not more touting of their accomplishments? Are Dems that constitutionally defensive?

(And then thinking back, wasn’t it strange the good vibe from the health care win lasted about a day? The rare look of outward pride suggests Obama, on a day-to-day basis, is too hard on himself.)

(caption: US President Barack Obama holds a “Yes We Did” sign as he makes his way onto the stage to deliver remarks to the American Nurses Association House of Delegates June 16, 2010 at a hotel in Washington, D.C.)

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