August 1st, 2011 → 7:24 am @ // No Comments

“What an alteration of honour has desp’rate want made!” – Timon of Athens

I was always afraid of Barack Obama’s relative lack of experience when he made it to the White House.  And increasingly I feel confirmed in my fears.  He is a nice man, a smart man, but he isn’t a leader.  He has not led since he got to Washington, and he has consistently underestimated his opposition and been out-flanked by them.  He really gave everything away in the budget deal just announced – he lost his honor just to make any sort of desperate deal possible.  We needed a leader in 2008 who was a little less idealistic and balanced, and one who understood the dirty fights of actual politics; too bad we didn’t elect one.

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