Is there any quote that sums up the worst of both the Bush II (George W.) and Bush III (Barack H.) campaigns than “Smart stuff. Too late“? Both Bush and Obama, lacking the deep knowledge typical of experts, have to fly by the seat of their pants, trusting their instincts and their own self-assuredness. This eventually gets them to the right answer (backing the surge, stopping the friendly fire to The New Yorker), but wastes their most valuable asset: time.
The more Obama blunders around, the less worried I am about him on the issues of globalization. Bush II was great for America. Except for his support of cultural leftism, Bush III (Obama) won’t be bad, either.
Obviously Obama will surrender Afghanistan to the Taliban, but we never invested much in that country in the first place, so small change, I guess.