When asked whether America's psyche had changed in the twelve years after the attack, Ablow responded that America suffers from a "captive mentality" like Stockholm Syndrome, and as evidence, pointed to the election of Obama.
"I think what it set in motion is a kind of captive mentality," said Ablow. "The same kind of thing that happens when a plane is hijacked and people aboard say 'You know what? I am starting to think like the people who took this plane over.'
"And I think that the whole Obama apology tour, the election of Barack Obama was a manifestation of us wanting to say, 'Look, we are not that bad, don't hurt us. Here is this guy, how bad can we be? He doesn’t even like us, he hates us and we are electing him president.'"
This is the sick fantasy Keith Ablow has to live with to avoid the more likely truth: America voted for Obama because he was the starkest contrast to George W. Bush (the man who couldn't have screwed up the country any harder if he tried) available at the time.