Skip to comments.Obama's 'Where's Waldo?' presidency
Posted on 03/02/2011 4:56:43 PM PST by Hoodat
For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action - unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful.
Each of these instances can be explained on its own terms, as matters of legislative strategy, geopolitical calculation or political prudence.
He didn't want to get mired in legislative details during the health-care debate for fear of repeating the Clinton administration's prescriptive, take-ours-or-leave-it approach. He doesn't want to go first on proposing entitlement reform because history teaches that this is not the best route to a deal. He didn't want to say anything too tough about Libya for fear of endangering Americans trapped there. He didn't want to weigh in on the labor battle in Wisconsin because, well, it's a swing state.
Yet the dots connect to form an unsettling portrait of a "Where's Waldo?" presidency: You frequently have to squint to find the White House amid the larger landscape.
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That is because Obama knows nothing of leadership.
We don’t see him much because he is in over his head.
its called reggie love, larry sinclari donald young rhambo distractions
I thought that Waldo was the name of his missing/non-existent birth certificate!
He’s just voting present all the time.
Hey Ruthie Baby.....PARTYING is HARD work!!!!
Is she a token conservative or is the Post going after The Boy King.
“The Libyans acted Stupidly.”