Rich Galen

In dealing with the American economy - a problem he, indeed, inherited, he has consistently retreated to his "community organizer" roots and embrace the "worn-out-dogma" of us versus them. Rather than reduce the "recriminations" he talked about, he has created more government agencies to watch over fewer growing businesses to institutionalize recriminations against economic growth.

In Obama's America, economic success is no longer something to be proud of, is something to be embarrassed about, investigated for, and taxed on.

In Egypt he stood by as the group of demonstrators caused the overthrow of a bad leader - President Hosni Mubarak - to, like the Hydra of Greek Mythology, be replaced by a group of bad leaders - the very generals who had protected Mubarak and done his bidding during the decades of his rule.

Foreign policy, in Obama's America, is based upon the French model: We want to have a big say, but that whole "big stick" thing is so, so 1900's.

The world, at the best of times, is an uncertain place. The world in 2012 is uncertain, unstable, and unpredictable. We need President Obama to step up and assume the mantle of the position the people of America have bestowed upon him.

We need him to act like the president of the United States.

Rich Galen

Rich Galen has been a press secretary to Dan Quayle and Newt Gingrich. Rich Galen currently works as a journalist and writes at