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Being President's Just Too Tough for Him

jim2040 Wrote: Oct 05, 2012 9:23 AM
Hello, the only excuse is that Obama reached his Peter Principle about 10 years ago and now is just way in over his head, period. He's not a leader, he's a rabble rouser and I'm not too sure a very good one of those either. I mean anyone can race bait , create tension, anger, and out right riots but to lead is something Obama can't do. It's too bad that the 1st minority President had to be such a dud.

Looking down this blog, one sees a catalog of excuses the left has made for Obama today -- Greg notes Toure has attributed Obama's performane to his race; Kate points out that Al Gore has blamed it on the altitude.

But perhaps the most creative rationalization goes to the Atlantic's Garance Franke-Ruta, who argues that Obama isn't the same ebullient, charismatic guy he once was . . . because the job is just weighing too heavily on him.

If there's something that seems shut down in our once ebulliently optimistic president, it most likely...