A couple of days ago I referenced a blog post which criticized Obama's leadership for being distracted by trivialities while the world is being confronted by both political and environmental crises. While the blog post was done in a humorous way, the same sentiment was expressed in this article.
From the article:
My sincere hope is that the Republicans will unite and not allow childish bickering to prevent us from retaking the White House and right the ship. We need the strongest candidate to represent us, and while we may disagree with who that is, once we have a candidate we must unite to defeat Obama.
The Middle East is afire with rebellion, Japan is imploding from an earthquake, and the battle of the budget is on in the United States, but none of this seems to be deterring President Obama from a heavy schedule of childish distractions.
The newly installed tandem of White House Chief of Staff William Daley and Senior Adviser David Plouffe were supposed to impart a new sense of discipline and purpose to the White House. Instead, they are permitting him to showcase himself as a poorly focused leader who has his priorities backward.
It is clear to me that Mitt Romney is the best prepared to lead this country at this time. His background in business has given him a superior understanding of the economy, and he will be able to correct our economic course. His success in turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City has demonstrated an ability to manage and lead, not to mention his fiscal discipline. His success in balancing the budget in Massachusetts has prepared him to address the national budget deficit. Republicans may disagree with the Massachusetts health care reform, but the simple fact is that Mitt Romney was the first person to successfully pass health care legislation, and unlike Obama's health care reform, it was done after balancing the budget, it was created to meet the very specific needs in Massachusetts, it was done with nearly universal support (both bipartisan support, and support from nearly all special interests) in his state, and it was Constitutional. No other potential candidate has the ability to speak on health care with Romney's same degree of understanding. Even Republicans who don't and never will accept Romney's health care reform should understand that Romney, just like the rest of the other potential GOP candidates, are in favor of repealing the Obama federal health care reform. On that issue we are all together. Romney has also demonstrated that he is a worker. I think he is the hardest worker of all of the other GOP hopefuls. That might be the biggest difference between Romney and Obama. Obama's term thus far has been full of vacations and golf outings. You will never see Romney playing when there is work to be done.
Please excuse any imperfections in my writing. I wrote this while chasing my two toddlers around the house.