Remember......the Christmas day bomber got a lot of the card-carrying Republicans very afraid and upset.
These Republicans screeched that our foreign-born Islamic president should fly back from Chicago (or wherever) and comfort the nation with a speech from the White House saying everything will be O.K.
As a small government conservative I consider these Republicans to be silly. I do not need some father figure from the government telling me everything is going to be O.K. every time some terrorist fails to set his underwear on fire.
Yes, in times of great crisis, like Pearl Harbor or 9-11, the country needs direction.