WASHINGTON — White House officials sought valuable primetime air for a rare, impromptu Tuesday night address to tout the accomplishment of signing up more than 7 million people under the Affordable Care Act.
But network officials refused to make the kind of accommodation they did previously for the announcement that Osama Bin Laden had been killed, for instance, and Obama was left instead cutting into the much smaller audiences of Ellen and other daytime shows.
They know he’s a lame duck whose sell-by date has been reached and passed. They’ll be shifting over to Hillary now. Mr. Sharp-Dressed Mom Pants Man is yesterday’s news.