What does the blogger community think of Obama? I am trying to find that out today. The blogger community has actually a bigger influence than we might think. They interact, communicate and link to each other. Via internet, there can be organized meetings, demonstrations or other actions. Maybe the bloggers mirror the real opinion of the whole country. Moreover, I will try to find a first answer to the question whether Obama’s private life is still important in the discussion about him.
We have already learned a lot about how the media presents Obama and how he presents himself. Now, I want to know what the people themselves think of him. Of course I cannot look through every blog out there in the internet, but I want to focus on a few.
On a more conservative blog, I found the opinion of someone wanting Obama to resign:
Should we start calling for President Obama to resign for the good of the county?
Obviously, there are American people who are not satisfied with what their president is doing. Probably, the conservatives weren’t very lucky about the elections anyway. But nevertheless, in my opinion, it is very striking, that people publish their opinion so openly.
Furthermore, I read a bit on a website that is called Redstate – Conservative News Source for Right of Center Activists. As the title already says, very conservative blogger meet here. Someone even labels Obama as a marxist. Moreover, he is called incompetent.
Liberal bloggers are of course more enthuisaistic about Obama being their president.
I stand with my President and have the faith that he has the people best interest
In general, it seems to me, that the liberal bloggers are not that rigorously and restricted in their view of politics. The conservative bloggers are bolder and tend to generalize.
To compare all these impressions of Obama – the way he presents himself, the way he is presented by the media and the blogger community: These different opinions put a new complexion on him. Of course, there are a lot of people who support him, but there are also voices that are more critical. I think the German media in particular presented Obama more positive during the elections.
Now, there is still the question whether his privat life is really relevant in the discussion about him. At this point, I would say that his willingness to reveal private information helped him to create a likeable and attracting image of him. But when it comes to his policy and the way he acts as a president, his private life does not help him anymore. I am convinced that only his political actions count when it comes to judge him as a president. Maybe he did not really drop his pants when it comes to revealing his private life – but nevertheless, he has to drop pants when it comes to his political responsibility and justification.