President Obama has taken the bull by the horns in his first two months and is getting gored, little by little because of the poor decision making processes. His inability to attract quality recruits from the “real world” is making the smooth implementation of his initiatives much more of a job than I’m sure he ever imagined. I’m sure the caustic comments from Emanuel and the press secretary have done little to help his image, as is reflected in his declining public popularity. The wheels haven’t fallen off the cart yet, but some of the lugnuts are missing and we’re wobbling along at a limp.
Both political parties have shown little real leadership in shaping the stimulus package into a real tool to combat the recession. They both will have a lot to answer for if this economy drags on for many more months. Congress needs to step up and quit waiting for Obama’s team to come up with ideas. They seem to be incapable of original thought or inspiration.