Campaigning Isn’t the Same as Leading Mr. President
It isn’t surprising that President Obama doesn’t know how to do anything else but campaign. He’s never led, and he has spent his entire adult life in our educational system or out campaigning for the next office he was going to hold. In fact, one of the biggest problems with his stimulus package is that he left it up to Nancy Pelosi to draft in the House of Representatives instead of having more input and ensuring it wasn’t laden full of pork, but this is what happens when you elect someone who has no experience as a leader to lead. To make my point let’s see how President Obama will be spending the first part of next week while the debate rages on in the Senate over his supposed “Stimulus Package.” Courtesy of our friends at the New York Times:
Mr. Obama, who has made the economic recovery effort the centerpiece of his agenda, is expected to take a stronger hand in the negotiations and will embark on an aggressive public lobbying campaign. He will hold a meeting in Indiana on Monday, followed by a formal White House news conference, the first of his term, in prime time on Monday night. He will pitch the plan again on Tuesday in Florida and on Wednesday in Virginia.
Sorry Mr. President but the campaign ended on November 4th. I know campaigning is your fortay and your comfort zone sir, but, unfortunately, for us (the American people) it’s a time to lead, so I’m afraid you’re going to have to park the campaign bus, or Air Force One, or however you are traveling to your campaign stops, and make decisions. Some of the decisions may even be difficult ones to make (like telling the Congress to get all of the stinking pork out of the “Stimulus Package” and to quit financially raping the American people), but you see Mr. President that’s what leaders do; they lead instead of continuing to campaign for a failed proposal.