Thursday, February 19, 2009


Obama on the fly

I've been saying B. Hussein Obama ain't ready for prime time for weeks. He wasn't ready for prime time prior to be elected, and his first month in office ain't proved me wrong.

Just last week, a one of my co-workers remarked that Obama seems to be running the country "on the fly." I couldn't agree more.

Karl Rove, for all his faults (real and perceived), has always been an astute observer of American politics.

This here is pretty damn astute:

Team Obama has been living off its campaign reputation for planning and execution. That reputation is now frayed, and all the bumbling and unforced errors will have an impact. Such things don't go unnoticed on Capitol Hill or in foreign capitals.

The president, a bright and skilled politician, has plenty of time to recover. The danger is that what we have seen
[i.e., Richardson, Daschle, lobbyist-wavers, Gitmo relocations, budget-busting, etc.] is not an aberration, but the early indications of his governing style. Barack Obama won the job he craved, now he must demonstrate that he and his team are up to its requirements. The signs are worrisome. The world is a dangerous place. The days of winging it need to end.

Read the rest here.

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