Obama Challenged on Terrorist Rhetoric

For some reason, the greatest public speaker in the history of man has trouble with a question in Iowa.

President Obama was confronted by a tea party activist Monday night who wanted to know how Mr. Obama can call for compromise with Republicans while Democrats accuse the tea party of being “terrorists.”

Ryan Rhodes, a leader of the group in Iowa, challenged Mr. Obama during the president’s open-air town hall meeting in Decorah, a town of 8,200 in the northeast corner of Iowa, as the president was taking questions from a mostly friendly audience. The tense moment came soon after Mr. Obama had told the crowd that he views himself as the reasonable one in dealing with congressional Republicans.

Then, it happened again while Obama was shaking hands. The weakness of the president's response is what's remarkable.