Is it too cute to compare the perplexity of our President with the fate of the most popular hip comedian who is not David Letterman? The President might be excused for looking around at the empty hall and saying, hey where is everybody? And more specifically: where are you now that I need you? Which is certainly something like what Conan might have said last Friday when the audience that pretty much deserted him in his late-night starring role--that same audience showed up for the farewell party, to tell him how much they loved him, and how much they were going to miss him.
Yeh, right. Well, if the President and the comedian-in-chief are baffled by their supporters, I suppose I can be forgiven a bit of bewilderment myself.