March 29, 2009
Oratory skill versus leadership skill
President Obama has had a bumpy ride so far as President
of the United States. I wish him good luck, and hope that he
will hit his stride and become a great President. I agree with
some of his politics, as I am pro-union, and think the educational
system,as well as the health care system needs improving. I also think
that in times of recession,there is a need for increased spending.
But there is such a thing as too much spending, and unwise spending, which is what I think is happening. The world faces the threat of war in Asia and the Middle East very soon, and I hope Obama makes the correct choices. I think McCain would have been a better choice for the violent times we face, but he lost. McCain was too old and short. People prefer taller leaders who give good oratory. Not everybody, mind you, as there are people who vote according to issues. But in enough cases to make those few percentage points to swing a close election, the criteria for any Presidential candidate lies in the irrational. As has been demonstrated by Obama's first few weeks as President, a good speaker does not necessarily make a good President. Sadly, human nature is stubborn, and the Republicans should learn the lesson that they need to run good orators.
Posted by Muggins