When you lose Tina Brown…

Our celebrity-obsessed president can’t be thrilled with what Tina Brown, former editor of the Daily Beast and Newsweek, said about why women voters are no longer flocking to him earlier today on “Morning Joe:”

“The fact is that Obama’s down with everybody; let’s face it. And I think that particularly for women, I don’t think he makes them feel safe. I think they’re feeling unsafe. They feel unsafe economically. They’re feeling unsafe with regard to ISIS. They’re feeling unsafe about Ebola. What they feel unsafe about is the government response to different crises.

“I think that they’re beginning to feel a bit that Obama’s like that guy in the corner office, you know, who’s too cool for school, calls a meeting, says this has to change, doesn’t put anything in place to make sure it does change, then it goes wrong and he’s blaming everybody. So there’s a slight sense of that.”

I’d submit that it is not only us womenfolk who are feeling queasy about ISIS, the economy, and the government’s general ineptitude.

But Brown is not one to admit that the “war on women” was simply a gimmick that is no longer as useful as it once was.

Still, you’ve got to admit: “too cool for school” is perfect.

But what if a Republican has cast women as so helpless and in need of a big strong president to feel safe?