Yes, he really thinks Obama is scared to talk about himself. Consider this, just last week Obama used the words “I” and “me” 117 times during a 25 minute speech.
MICHAEL SMERCONISH, SUBSTITUTE HOST: There was nobody better than the Gipper who was able to do that which the president acknowledges he’s been unable to do in his first couple of years in office. Your thoughts?
RON REAGAN JR., MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: Well, there might be a variety of reasons why he’s been less than successful at telling his story as he put it. You can always blame the staff of course. I think there also might be some personal reticence on his part. You know, George H.W. Bush was famously averse to using the “I” word. So there might be a little of that.