Does it not bother anyone that Senator Obama’s response to the biggest financial crisis in the world in nearly 80 years is to say “If I can be helpful, I’m available”??? Is that what someone who wants to be the leader of the free world should be saying?
Barack’s still has a responsibility as a Senator from Illinois. And yet, he thinks that his “skills” will be identified and requested if needed (which may explain all of those “Present” votes). As President, one cannot sit back and wait for others to say “Hey, Prez, can you come over here and help us figure out how to stop World War III?”. As a Senator, this is Obama’s golden opportunity to demonstrate the length and breadth of his leadership ability. But instead, he just wants to sit on the sidelines until the mythical Senate Coach sends him in.
And it takes Bush to invite him to the White House along with McCain and Congressional Leadership to work through this mess.
Sorry, this doesn’t look like leadership to me. Looks like followership.
McCain on the other hand is running up to the Coach and shouting “Send me in!!!”. He is taking action, action appropriate to his role as a Senator and as a Presidential candidate. Putting the country first, putting aside his own personal agenda. He’s going straight back to Washington to ensure this gets worked out right.
That’s leadership. That’s John McCain.
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