June 16, 2011

THINGS ARE ALWAYS SIMPLER THAN YOU THINK THEY ARE, PEOPLE TOO:

Is Barack Obama a president or a pawn? (Matt Miller, 6/15/11, Washington Post)

A president’s power to shape events are more limited than we generally think. But a president’s power to shape the boundaries of debate are limited only by his imagination and by his appetite for political risk. From the looks of it, Barack Obama has plenty of imagination. So if he chooses not to challenge these boundaries, he’s a prisoner not only of entrenched forces arrayed behind the status quo; he’s a pawn, ultimately, of his own ambition.

Or, he has no imagination, no appetite for risk and has done nothing because there is nothing he wants to do, besides be president so he can add it to his resume.


Posted by at June 16, 2011 3:09 PM
  

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