Obama can practice his “dominant look” all he wants, but anyone with half a brain cell knows Putin could flatten him in an instant.
And, lest we forget GWB said about putin: “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy. We had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul; a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country.
GWB Joint press conference, June 16,2001
.......Imagine President Allen West at this meeting shaking Putin’s hand. First, there would have been a modicum of respect between the two “real” men even IF they hated each other’s guts which West likely would being the student of history that he is. Second, West is not a “game” player which would be obvious to “real” journalist, if there is one still around.