The atmosphere of pathos rose in a mist as Velma Hart explained to Barack Obama why she felt exhausted defending his administration. Hart admitted that she had mistaken the President for a superhero capable of knocking a hole in the brick wall stacked up by Republicans.
In later media appearances, Hart said that her faith in the President had diminished but was not gone. Hart considers him an inspirational leader whose health care bill, among other legislation, is proof of his being more about action than hot air.
Of course, Republican commercials will accuse Obama (above) of being so far removed from real American life that he is even losing – though this will not be explicit – his most faithful base: black people. Hart could not have done a better job for the elephants if GOP head Michael Steele had written her statement.