It’s not good when a political spouse has to jump to the rescue. It makes the politician look weak.
Michelle Obama’s interview in which she complains about the treatment of her husband certainly is not a first in political history, but this statement really baffled me (emphasis mine):
“I think my husband has done a phenomenal job staying on course, looking his critics in the eye, coming up with clear solutions against staying the course,” Michelle Obama told Robin Roberts in an exclusive morning television interview on “Good Morning America.” “That’s what leadership is. But people have the right to criticize the president of the United States.”
Maybe the nuance is staying “on” course versus staying “the” course.
Which is a nuance without a difference because Mr. O is on the wrong course, and he appears incapable of changing direction.