Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Presidential Failure

Like I've been saying...
The “fiscal cliff” is a massive failure of presidential leadership. The tedious and technical negotiations are but a subplot in a larger drama. Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Which ones? Why? Only the president can pose these questions in a way that starts a national conversation over the choices to be made, but doing so requires the president to tell people things they don’t want to hear. That’s his job: to help Americans face unavoidable, if unpleasant, realities. Barack Obama has refused to play this role. 
But Robert Samuelson says it better. Read it all.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Patrick Hayden said...

Gil. Please repost the link to Robert Samuelson's article. It is missing from this post.

January 2, 2013 at 2:11 AM 
Blogger Spencerblog said...

Done.

January 2, 2013 at 8:33 AM 

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