Candidate Obama was a vision of leadership to some. The man could give a speech. He was going to lead us in a new direction. He was going to take action. His selling points were that he was not ineffectual like “that other guy”. All is well and good when you speak in the abstract and hypothetical.
Flash forward to a year in office, mired in the worst economic downturns in history and witness to one of the biggest ecological disasters ever, we see what kind of a leader this president has risen to become. Not much of one. We take no joy in proclaiming this. Nothing would be better than a real leader, Obama or otherwise, standing up with a clear vision and decisive action to move this country towards dealing with it’s ills.