Monday, November 08, 2010

The Neophyte's Curse

I have been saying it and saying it, Obama's critical flaw - for him politically, not for us as citizens as those are too many to list - is the utter lack of broad or deep networks on which to draw support, expertise, and, as is needed now, patience. As a newcomer and as inexperienced as he was, he did not have a life's worth of connections, friendships, and associations on which to draw to sustain his administration. I oversimplified it thusly: Obama doesn't own the Democratic Party, he's only renting it. As a rising star out of nowhere, everything was borrowed, from Warren Buffett's and Paul Volcker's credibility to his vast Clintonite advisory team. Everything was borrowed and thus he, and his Presidency, was on borrowed time. Keep performing and the loans won't be called, stumble and it all gets yanked back. I have analyzed the debate that has to be raging now within the party, and today Politico weighs in on the subject with a stark assessment.


Blogger Richard said...

I respectfully disagree. Obama's critical flaw - for him - is that he is simply too arrogant to care about something as trivial as someone else' opinion, experience, or wisdom. He was elected president, and that is all that matters.

3:39 PM  
Blogger Donny Baseball said...

You speak only truth. No law against multiple flaws, as our case study subject here can well demonstrate. Take your flaw of choice plus the flaw of which I speak, and you could have predicted two years ago exactly where this guy stands today...oh wait, I more or less did!! Arrogance + Borrowed Everything = inevitable, large, hard fall from grace...

4:33 PM  

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