I observed to my friend Joseph Libson that I’m of two minds about what appears to be an Obama implosion. On the one hand, since I think he’s a dangerously bad president, I want him exposed as quickly and fully as possible, so that he is president for as short a time as possible. On the other hand, when you are a person occupying a position as important as Obama’s when you go down, you tend to take others with you. If the others are Axelrod, Emanuel, etc., good riddance to bad rubbish. But what if the “others” are you and me, and the rest of the American people. Joe took my concerns to heart and returned with this very thoughtful answer:
I contend that the sooner a bad leader is not in power the better. Rather than “taking us all down with him” it would allow our country to put itself back together.
What an American leader needs more than anything else is a moral center. Second they need a love for our country. Carter had the former, and some of the latter. Clinton had some of the former and a lot of the latter. The Bush’s had lots of both.
Our current president is an oblivious egomaniac with very little love for the US. He is not that bright and he has left the work of the country in the hands of some very cynical, intelligent and malignant folks (Alexrod, Emanuel, Jarret etc). He will in no way act as a break on their activities as long as they increase his own perception of his own grandeur.
Biden, while not a terribly competent individual, definitely has a love for the country. And I have a nagging suspicion that he also has a moral center. So the sooner BO decides that we are unworthy of his esteemed “leadership” the better.
To which I can only add that it’s a sad day when Joe Biden seems like a good choice.