JOE SCARBOROUGH: Good God, Hugh, it's Mr. Magoo's foreign policy. This guy is stumbling through history. He couldn't be doing it at a worse time. In the last hour, the Washington Post posted, their editorial board said that Obama enters the speech night in a deep political hole of his own digging, his foreign policy, he's been stumbling, improvising and incoherent. I think that's putting it politely.
You look at the mistakes they've made over the past few weeks, talking about the shot across the bow, a "unbelievably small strike," you know, leaking that the strike is going to be small enough so that Obama doesn't embarrass himself. And then John Kerry commits a gaffe, Putin seizes on it, Assad piles on, then Kerry says it won't work. Susan Rice says it's not going to work and at the same time, Obama said, hey wait a second, this might work.
I have never seen anything like this and I have to tell you, the people that are on my show, as you know, their not conservative journalists. They work for Washington Post, New York Times, Newsweek, you name it, they're all calling saying, this is the worst presidential performance they've ever seen. Even The New York Times this morning said that he's facing a hollowed presidency. (Hugh Hewitt Show, September 10, 2013)