For general discussion and debate. Possible talking point: Obama already unhappy with the confines of his position.
The media glare, the constant security appendage and the sheer production that has become a morning jog or a hankering for an ice cream cone – it’s been closing in on Barack Obama for some time. Now the president-elect appears increasingly conscious of the confines of his new position, bristling at the routine demands of press coverage and beginning to chafe at boundaries that are only going to get smaller.
Is this really happening faster than usual, or is this a media fabrication? If the former, why is it happening so fast? Is this a function of Obamamania and the lack of examination the messiah got during the campaign, or is something else in play? If the latter, why is the press changing their tune now?