Hello! The above quote is from an article about Obama by a colomnist in New York Times. Here are my qeustions:Quote:
Barack Obama may make it to the Rose Garden, but he’ll still be an orchid. For all his attempts to act like a sturdy American perennial, he’s a genuine hothouse flower, and everything he is and does is cultivated.
He has been trying of late to show off his dad cred — both as a potentially strong dad for the country and as a good dad to his daughters.
Q1: What does "it" refer to? His ambition of being a president?
Q2: Why does the columnist say he'll be an orchid? Is orchid a hothouse flower? I think the columnist refers to Obama's inexperience. Right?
Q3: What does "cred" mean? I don't find it in my dictionary.
I wish someone else could give me a hand.:up: Thanks in advance!:-D