Throughout Barack Obama's political career, he has had a habit of "not" getting involved when there are tough issues facing our government; whether it be State or Federal. He has a history of voting "present" instead of voting "yes" or "no" on the critical laws. With a financial crises of mammoth proportions facing our country, Barack Obama has decided, this time, that even being "present" isn't necessary. Instead, he wants to stay on the campaign trail while the President, cabinet members, and every other lawmaker is in Washington, including John McCain, are actively working on the problem. Is that what he thinks leadership is all about? Apparently, Mr. Obama never heard of the story of Nero who fiddled while Rome was burning!
Mr. Obama claims that he is the leader who can work across the aisle to get things done. Right now, there is turmoil in Washington as to what should be done to solve this crisis. Is Mr. Obama's absence showing any leadership at all? Is this a demonstration of reaching across the aisle to get things done? Or, as usual, is it another attempt by Barack (Our Nero!) to not get involved? You be the judge!