In a recent interview, David Axelrod, the primary political adviser to Obama, stated that he thought that the disappointment with this President over the management of the Gulf oil spill is one of a "lack" of communications and not because of a lack of management of the problem.
This attitude speaks volumes as to what Obama is all about and how terribly hollow his presidency truly is. For him, everything is a communication issue. In Axelrod and Obama's minds, a speech, not action, will smooth everything over. Everything is a photo-op or a staged event. True management skills are secondary to being a great orator. Team Obama sincerely believes that a good speech writer and a working teleprompter will fix everything or convince America to buy into any legislation; even if that legislation is bad.
In the last year and a half, the conditions in this country, and in all the hot spots in this very dangerous world we live in, have only deteriorated under Obama. Employment is going nowhere The debt is massive. Home foreclosures are now worse than when Obama took over. Experts are expressing worry over a double-dip recession. Credit is as tight as it has ever been. At least 5 states, led by California, are near bankruptcy. Iran is another year and a half closer to having a nuke and a missile to deliver it. Israel is a giant step closer to going it alone against Iran. North Korea has tested more nukes and more long range missiles and is on the verge of war with South. We have given up our anti-missile defense system in Europe and gotten zero from Russia in return. We've had three terrorist attempts -- one successful -- in the last few month's under Obama's rule. And, last, but certainly not the least, the oil spill in the Gulf and the lack of action may become the world's greatest environmental disaster.
In my opinion, and in the opinion of more and more people, it's the President's lack of management skills that have made all these things "worse" since he has taken over.