I personally don't watch Sunday morning talking head shows on tee-vee. Consequently, I have no idea how well President Obama did.
Many people have commented on the dangers of Mr. O's becoming over-exposed. Can he wear out the welcome of TV-audiences? I'm not sure on that point. Most of these Sunday interviews don't have lasting effect, except in the case of the guest getting caught off guard with a question or getting caught off-point in his answer. It's part of the human condition to get caught both ways.
I am speaking as one who is not in Barrack Obama's pocket, but definitely in his corner. And my hope is that POTUS #44 turns out to be sufficiently resilient and perspicacious to cover all his bases. Certainly, history has left him with more vulnerable bases than 90% of his presidential predecessors.
What is sure, is that he has no extra time or energy to devote to TV networks who are not driven by serious journalistic professionalism. Obama serves himself and America best by not dignifying such faux pretenders with his presence.
What does the record show?
Fox News, with whom the White House is none too happy, was the only major TV outfit to get stiffed by Obama. Sunday show host Chris Wallace embraced the show of disrespect saying,
Today, the president is talking and talking. But we have a 'FOX News Sunday' exclusive, the only place you won't see Barack Obama making yet another pitch for health care.What would have been the point?