Wow, did Newsweek suddenly decide to take an honest look at the President? Glenn isn't quote ready to believe they've completely turned around on the President, but their latest article is certainly a change in tone from the magazine who says "We are all socialists now".
"Even Newsweek magazine is coming out and saying, 'Hit the road, Barack'," Glenn said this morning.
"Now, I personally don't think they believe that," he added, "That's nothing more than Niall Ferguson who's brilliant, probably one of the only ‑‑ one of the only economists that I would really, really trust, I think this guy really gets it, he's coming out. He's the one who wrote it."
Check out the latest cover below:
The Blaze reports:
Newsweek’s latest cover story comes from none other than noted historian Niall Ferguson. The article, titled “Hit the Road, Barack,” argues that President Obama has proven that he‘s an economic illiterate and that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan’s “path to prosperity is our only hope.”
“Unemployment was supposed to be 6 percent by now. It has averaged 8.2 percent this year so far. Meanwhile real median annual household income has dropped more than 5 percent since June 2009. Nearly 110 million individuals received a welfare benefit in 2011, mostly Medicaid or food stamps,” writes Ferguson.
“Welcome to Obama’s America,” he adds.
“America under this president is a superpower in retreat, if not retirement. Small wonder 46 percent of Americans — and 63 percent of Chinese — believe that China already has replaced the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower or eventually will.”
Ferguson concludes that while Romney is not his ideal Presidential pick, he was the best of the potential nominees and his selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate shows that he, unlike Obama, is "a courageous leader who will not duck the challenges America faces"
Glenn took the story as an argument that lays out the two choices that America currently faces: Are we people who need handouts from big government or are we a people that are going to help themselves? It's an argument that echoes what Glenn said at Restoring Love, that there are two Americas now: those who want to be pushed and those who push themselves.
"We have a choice that is no less significant than the choice that America faced at the Civil War," Glenn said. "Because we are a nation that is cut in half. We're a nation that is divided on direction: Am I going to take the handouts or am I going to do it on my own."
"Do you want a big huge federal government? New Washington Post survey says no. What is it, Stu, 65% say they don't want a big bloated federal government, that we already have too much regulation? The number is staggering. But you don't see that represented anywhere except I think for Romney. Romney and Ryan are really starting to make some headway."