What's Most Important Is Getting It Right

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Mar 10, 2009 10:26 PM
President Obama seems to be standing by his approach of trying to solve all America's problems at once.  As this ABC piece reports, in his first 50 days in office, he has taken on almost every major policy issue; just today, he was speaking disdainfully of "some who believe we can only handle one challenge at a time."
 
The fact, of course, is that the President never has just one challenge at a time.  There are always plenty of challenges, even without trying to reform everything at once.

If even the President's allies are admitting that the President was "too tired" to give a proper welcome to our closest ally, isn't that a pretty good argument for, perhaps, taking on one challenge at a time?  Isn't it better to do a few things well, rather than doing all things poorly?