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Thursday, November 4, 2010

How Obama Blew It

Photo: Another photo of the Fire Island Pines in Autumn

Harvard lecturer Marshall Ganz in the Los Angeles Times:

Obama and his team made three crucial choices that undermined the president's transformational mission. First, he abandoned the bully pulpit of moral argument and public education. Next, he chose to lead with a politics of compromise rather than advocacy. And finally, he chose to demobilize the movement that elected him president. By shifting focus from a public ready to drive change — as in "yes we can" — he shifted the focus to himself and attempted to negotiate change from the inside, as in "yes I can."

Basically, what we have here is a total failure of leadership. As I have noted on this blog previously, Obama actually does not have the temperament to be president. He is total;ly deferential to his adversaries, while neglecting his base. We're lucky the senate didn't go Republican.

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