President Obama’s Trivial Pursuits | The Blog on Obama: White House Dossier
Amateur hour at the WH Continues. In many cases, perception IS reality. There is nothing wrong with a President picking an NCAA bracket. THe problem is, the way it is being handled by the WH gives the impression of an unfocused, unduly deliberative and reactionary Presidency. There seems to be not only just a lack of urgency in addressing the many crises that are now swirling around the President, but a total disconnect of the President and a complete lack of prioritization. PR and political issues can be addressed in properly compartmentalized- but ONLY if major issues are given priority and and addressed in a timely, effective and proactive way. President Obama seems to be constantly waiting. Waiting to see if anybody else is reacting to a situation; waiting for a 'study group' or 'panel' will validate or even CREATE his actions for him; waiting for events to 'sort themselves out' before taking action or even commenting publicly on them.
Like him or not, at least George Bush wasn't afraid to make a decision in a timely manner. I don't know who said 'a bad decision made in a timely manner is better than the right decision made too late', but that seems to sum up the problem with this administration. A President's primary purpose is to make decisions. Hard decisions. Unpopular decisions. This President seems to be paralyzed by indecision. He seems obsessed with not making a wrong decision, and ends up in a worse place- not being able to make ANY decision!