posted on Mar, 21 2013 @ 06:22 PM
reply to post by Indigo5
Well, now you ask a couple specific questions and I can get my teeth into something. (chomp).
I'll focus on the main one you seem to bring up though. Was I nervous to have GWB in office? No. I wasn't actually. It wasn't because I had any
faith in HIM, either. I'd read books describing him during his first term as something like a bubble headed bleach blond of the worst stereotype when
economic topics of almost any kind came up. He also had all the tactical and strategic brilliance of a 10 year old playing dodge ball.
The reason all that could be true and I still wasn't terribly worried during MOST of GWB's terms (That sure changed about half way through the
second one when he went postal on our system) was that he had the intelligence and wisdom to surround himself with people far more intelligent and
capable than he was. He didn't seem to suffer the little napoleon complex that some do when inferior to others in some major way. He WAS and he
seemed to realize it. His had squat for experience at the level it HAD to be. SO...... He found people who DID have it.
Obama, from what I have watched, has surrounded himself with people he either IS superior to in intellect and charisma, or who he believes he is. It
means, if the guy in the center falls, all fall with him. That wouldn't have been the case with Bush...so it's a whole different world now. I wish
Obama would have done the same GWB and Clinton too, for that matter, had done. Hire the BEST they could find ...who could still manage the required
loyalty to the administration. Obama seems to put the latter trait FOREMOST...and skill? Well.. They can learn it as they go or something.....?
It's a bad bad way to run one of, if not still the most powerful nation on Earth. We may lose that spot ..and soon too. At the moment though, we are
looking at the United States being a nation that is basically run by and formed around ONE man by virtue of the talent, or lack or talent, to those he
chose to run everything beneath him.
...........and Biden couldn't hold a match to Obama's level of ability. Whatever I think of Barack Obama? I'll not sell him short on general
ability to handle what he chooses to make his priorities. It's what he CHOOSES that I have total opposition to, pretty much all the time anymore.
Such are the breaks.