Give Obama twenty years and, with his native intelligence, he may yet prove himself. Right now, though, he’s callow. How callow? Read Richard Baehr’s analysis of Obama’s “official” comments in the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy to see. I wouldn’t trust as ill-formed as Obama with the job of leading our country.
Funnily enough, one of the most decent tributes I saw from someone who had a job to do was Jay Leno’s. He opened Monday’s show by acknowledging the shooting, by talking about what a tragedy it was, and by offering his condolences to the victims’ families. But, he said, the purpose of his show is so that, at the end of the day, people can come home and relax and laugh a bit. He then gently swung into his stand-up and the humor went from there. It was masterfully done, and Obama could learn from it.