Obama should stick to ceremonial tasks

info@islandpacket.comSeptember 9, 2013 

After almost five years of President Barack Obama's leadership, one evaluation could be: Inexperienced, incompetent and indecisive.

We shouldn't be surprised given the president's background and temperament. History has many examples of a gifted speaker leading his nation to a path of no return. It's quite possible he would prefer serving under the British model, where he could be the monarch and Nancy Pelosi the prime minister. He would do quite well receiving ambassadors, cutting ribbons and giving lofty speeches that go nowhere, with a schedule that allows for golf and such. We seldom get the government we hoped for, but we always get the government we voted for.

Robert MacKinnon

Hilton Head Island

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