Is the left turning against the reelection campaign of Democratic President Barack Obama? That's the impression one gets from a recent article in the left-leaning Huffington Post.
In an article titled, "The Obama Campaign Is Unworthy of a Democratic President," Georges Ugeux, who identifies himself as the chairman and CEO of Galileo Global Advisors and an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School, writes, "As a Democrat and a staunch support of Barack Obama, I am completely disgusted by his campaign. Are we talking about the President of the United States? Are we talking about a principled man who has boosted our ideal for a fair and equitable America? Does this have anything to do with the American people?"
Ugeux goes on to accuse Obama's campaign of "harassment" by incessantly calling and emailing to ask for campaign cash--"Even those of us who asked to only receive selective information."
Ugeux believes these actions are unpresidential. "Mr. President: stop sending those mercantile messages," the Huffington Post writer instructs. "Tell us that our ideals and objectives are worth more than the difference of spending. Tell us why what really matters. Be a President who cares about the American People. Not about money."
Finally, Ugeux accuses the Obama campaign of becoming an "advertising machine."
They make money on dirt and contention. They exacerbate the debates. They ignore the substance...and we finance them to do this dirty work.