INSTANT ANALYSIS: Charles Krauthammer Doesn't Want to Hear 'One More Story About People Walking 8 Miles in the Snow Without Shoes, Uphill, Both Ways'
Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer joined Bret Baier and Megyn Kelly on America's Election Headquarters to give his take on First Lady Michelle Obama's address and the first day of the Democratic National Convention.
"If I hear one more story about people walking eight miles in the snow without shoes, uphill, both ways, I'm going to start longing for a little Clint Eastwood spontaneity
out here," Krauthammer began, referring in part to a recurring theme that surfaced once again in San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro's keynote address delivered tonight.
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On the overall message of Tuesday's speakers, he said the party "spoke endlessly" of government spending, and "re-enforced the notion that they are completely government-centered in their ideology."
Krauthammer called Michelle Obama's address a "brilliant speech," explaining that, “It drained Obama of any either ideological motivation or any having to do with self-interest or ambition – which I think is sort of a more plausible explanation. He’s a man who’s highly ideological, a man on the left who sees the role of government as reordering society in a way to make it more just, as he understands it.”
He assessed that the first lady succeeded in portraying the president as someone who cares about women, immigrants and the poor, and in essence "she told the story of a Gandhi." Krauthammer said, "But I didn't buy a line of it."