Obama Speech to Congress draws less viewers than Big Dawg and GWB…

Yep, the Thrill is Gone baby…heh…from Don Surber via Instapundit:

Considering this was the first SOTU by the most popular president in the Election Day polls in 20 years, one would think he would top them.

But Clinton’s first SOTU drew 66.9 million viewers.

In 2003, Bush drew 62 million.

Obama’s 52.4 million viewers last night was slightly above average, when adjusted for population, perhaps a sign that people no longer are as in awe of him — and that the nation does not feel it is as in peril as the media and the Democratic Party want people to think it is.

The people are not turning to the president for guidance.

That stands in stark contrast to the overwrought rhetoric he offered.

The story is here.

UPDATE: Nielsen pointed out, Obama’s share of 32.5% (percentage of Americans watching) was rather mediocre. Clinton in 1993 drew 44.3% of American viewers.

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BB King and Clapton clip courtesy of jazzandblues1

February 26, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Popular Culture, Uncategorized. Comments off.

Twofer Tuesday

for Hank Paulson, once beloved by Frank and Pelosi

The Thrill is Gone

‘B.B. King

and a shout-out for the Big 3 and the homeowners hanging by a thread here’s hopin everyone gets out of this with their skins intact:

Minute by Minute

The Doobies with Michael, oh what a silver haired, raspy voiced fox :0)

Hey, dont worry, Ive been lied to
Ive been here many times before
Girl, dont you worry, I know where I stand
I dont need this love, I dont need your hand
I know I could turn, blink, and youd be gone
Then I must be prepared any time to carry on

But minute by minute by minute by minute
I keep holding on
Oh, minute by minute by minute by minute
I keep holding on

You will stay just to watch me, darlin
Wilt away on lies from you
Cant stop the habit of livin on the run
I take it all for granted like youre the only one
Livin on my own
Somehow that sounds nice
You think Im your fool
Well, you may just be right

cause minute by minute by minute by minute
I keep holding on
Oh, minute by minute by minute by minute
I keep holding on

Call my name and Ill be gone
Youll reach out and I wont be there
Just my luck youll realize
You should spend your life with someone
You could spend your life with someone

Minute by minute by minute by minute
Ill be holding on
Oh, minute by minute by minute by minute
Ill be holding on…

November 18, 2008. Tags: , , . Music. 1 comment.

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