Sunday, 15 August 2010
If you want people to come over to your side, you have to have a side.
That’s why it’s so discouraging to see Obama waffle on the Ground Zero mosque craziness after shouldering the political cost of defending the idea—which promptly and predictably sent Fox and the wackosphere into paroxysms of furious delight—he promptly undermined himself by hedging. He looks weak, indecisive, skittish. He looks like that thing Americans love to hate: a politician.
Stubbornly defending a foundational principle of our 200-year-old state, while temporarily costly, in the long run would have been viewed as courageous, tough-minded and even correct. Now, he gets the opprobrium without the respect.
The man sucks as a leader.
Posted by Tim Frasca at 18:54