Obama, captive of his court

Really good news. Both some unexpected humility from Barack Obama, and evidence that he has already begun relying on “Advisers,” thus minimizing the role of Obama in any future Obama administration:

Political Punch
“That’s exactly right,” Obama said. “And the truth is that we’ve got a bunch of smart people, I think, who know ten times more than we do about the specifics of the topics. And so if what you’re trying to do is micromanage and solve everything then you end up being a dilettante but you have to have enough knowledge to make good judgments about the choices that are presented to you.”

Obama’s own beliefs and statements are dangerous enough to make me root for an Obama of the Establishment. It looks like, if he’s elected, that’s what we are going to get.

A vote for Obama is a vote against Change.

One thought on “Obama, captive of his court”

  1. I very closely consider the ‘team’ of experts and administrators that a candidate intends to bring into his administration.

    That said, the President is the decision maker, not the expert, and judgement means undestanding the consequences of an action not for the next news cycle or term of office, but often for the next generation or more. This takes not only judgement, but the vision, foresight and resolve to inform that judgement.

    Experts can be found and teams can be formed from either party, but do either of the candidates have those singular qualities needed to understand and maintain the big picture?

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