Sunday, March 31, 2013
President Obama's leadership (?) experience...
Chicago AM Wednesday 20 February 2013
Editors, Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune Editorial “Time to lead, Mr. President”
[Tuesday 19 February] is a well written description of our
disastrous national debt/spending situation. Its concluding
statement, directed at the President [“And you, sir, need to
lead all of us”] raises questions.
Where in the President's curriculum vitae is there a single
reference to his ever leading anything? Two recent presidents,
regularly denigrated, each served 8 years as governors of our
two largest states. The most responsible position ever held by
President Obama was sitting at a little desk in the Illinois state
senate waiting for his party leader to come around with
instructions on how to vote on the next question.
The election of a black person as president is as outstanding
an occasion as has ever happened in the nation's history, but
we must recognize that had Barack Obama been non-black he
would have needed to buy his own bus ticket to Iowa in 2007,
and been lucky to be met at the station by his grandmother.
Arnold H Nelson