Letters to the Editor

Obama hasn't earned return to Oval Office

There is an old saying that goes something like this: "We are judged in life not by the frequency of our successes, but by the infrequency of our failures."

While not a pleasant thought, it does appear to have validity.

By almost every measure that might be taken, President Barack Obama has had few successes and many failures; it is hard to imagine that he should ever be considered to continue in office. Almost every promise he made, he has broken. In foreign affairs, he has bowed to our enemies and insulted our friends.

Clint Eastwood's empty chair routine during the Republican Convention, while initially confusing, becomes much clearer when seen again. The only part missing was an empty suit on that chair.

It is almost amusing to watch the mainstream media fawn over Obama. To them, he can do no wrong while his opponent can do no right, believing that the American people will accept their obvious bias, including, by the way, this newspaper's choice in the wire stories they print.

Even the media's polls indicate that Obama has a lead, a typical biased media attempt to try to fool us all. Fortunately, it appears to have the opposite effect. Another old American saying is, "Fool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me."

Not likely to happen.

By the way, who do you believe was the most presidential during the recent debate?

Tom Hatfield

Hilton Head Island