- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Barbara Walters admitted on a broadcast appearance with Piers Morgan that maybe Christmas wasn’t the time to say it, but it’s true – the media regarded President Obama as the “next messiah” because of his promises and policies.

“He made so many promises,” she said, The Blaze reported. “We thought that he was going to be – I shouldn’t say this at Christmastime, but – the next messiah. And the whole Obamacare or whatever you want to call it, that Affordable Health Act, it just hasn’t worked for him and he’s stumbled around on it, and people feel very disappointed because they expected more.”

She made the comments in answer to a question from Mr. Morgan about why Mr. Obama has faced such massive opposition. Mr. Morgan specifically asked: “Why is he struggling so much to really fulfill the great flame of ambition and excitement that he was elected on originally in 2009?”

Ms. Walters also said that it might have been better for Mr. Obama’s supporters if they hadn’t wanted so much from him.

“It’s very difficult when the expectations for you are very high,” she said, in The Blaze. “You’re almost better off when they are low and then they rise and rise.”


• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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