Now the liberal editorial board of the Boston Globe has weighed in, noting the lack of empathy from the man who is supposed to be the leader of the free world. In an editorial today, the newspaper’s editorial board stated:
It takes more than scripted eloquence for presidents to connect with their fellow Americans. It requires a visceral ability to grasp the scope of tragedy, calculate its impact on the national psyche, and react swiftly to it. Ronald Reagan did it after the Challenger explosion took the lives of seven crew members on Jan. 28, 1986. So did Bill Clinton, after the Oklahoma City bombings of April 19, 1995, left 168 dead and more than 600 injured.It was not a “My Pet Goat” moment for unlike President Bush, President Obama was not first hearing the news. He had hours to prepare his remarks. We saw into his soul. I saw another empty suit.
When a gunman fired those shots at Fort Hood, the country immediately felt the pain. Obama missed the first moment to show he understood just how much it hurt.
Worst. President. EVER.