A helpful reader sent me a link to this 2008 Obama quote. Another one that ought to send tingles up your spine—and I don’t mean the kind that Chris Matthews got down his leg:
A 2008 New Yorker article quoted Patrick Gaspard, now the White House political director, describing what Obama told him during the job interview: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
Come to think of it, maybe it’s true. He’s had lousy speechwriters and advisers lately.