Memories of that judicious advice, given in a bygone era, came flooding back a few days ago. A friend sent me a 12 minute video containing jokes delivered by President Ronald Reagan. Some were scripted into speeches and some were delivered off the cuff … in a natural impromptu manner. They showed a man who didn’t always take himself so seriously … a man you could trust.
The video ended with a clip of Obama on the campaign trail and without a teleprompter. He had flubbed a statement and was struggling to find the right words. The crowd began to laugh and Obama began to get angry. Angry, not at himself but at his audience. There was a subtle message in that video that screamed the truth behind today’s president.
It’s too bad that American voters ignored that simple but true idiom — “Never trust a man who lacks a sense of humor.”