Monday, December 21, 2009

Why President Obama is failing.. and failing badly.

Drew Weston  has  brilliant  piece in today's  Huffington Post, where  he  presents  the clearest,  most concise and  sadly,  most  accurate assessment  of  exactly what is  wrong with the  Obama Presidency.

I wont  reprint it all here,  you can follow the link here Leadership, Obama Style, and the Looming Losses in 2010

But  one  passage is worth  reposting  here:

What's costing the president are three things: a laissez faire style of leadership that appears weak and removed to everyday Americans, a failure to articulate and defend any coherent ideological position on virtually anything, and a widespread perception that he cares more about special interests like bank, credit card, oil and coal, and health and pharmaceutical companies than he does about the people they are shafting.
The problem is not that his record is being distorted. It's that all three have more than a grain of truth. And I say this not as one of those pesky "leftists." I say this as someone who has spent much of the last three years studying what moves voters in the middle, the Undecideds who will hear whichever side speaks to them with moral clarity.
The whole  article is a long read, but well worth it.   If you  voted  for  Barack Obama  you will  probably  get  angry (as I did) , if you didn't vote for  him,  Weston's  insight  will  most likely  give you a great deal   hope  for  2010 and  2012...  unfortunately.

1 comment:

Biki said...

Thank you for the link. Read the article, and that is exactly how I feel about Obama. He seems to be a cardboard person, who was that guy who campaigned? It sure isn't the guy we have as president!