Image via WikipediaJohn Podhoretz in NYPOST.com notes Barak Obama's lack of leadership:
The moment demands that he rise to the challenge of showing America and the world that he is taking the reins. How leaders act in times of unanticipated crisis, in which they do not have a formulated game plan and must instead navigate in treacherous waters, defines them.Obama was criticized during the 2008 election cycle for having frequently voted "present" when he served in the Illinois legislature. Today, he's not even doing that much. Instead, he's spending time filling out his March Madness bracket while the world burns.
Obama is defining himself in a way that will destroy him.
It is not merely that he isn't rising to the challenge. He is avoiding the challenge. He is Bartleby the President. He would prefer not to.