Don't count Barack Obama out. Sure, the brainy young American president has had a tough sophomore year, with a stubbornly sluggish economy, worsening conditions in Afghanistan, an electoral backlash at home, and the surprise challenge of more than 4 million barrels of oil leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. His sweeping plans to overhaul immigration and reinvent the way Americans use energy never got off the ground, and he can boast of neither Middle East peace nor mastery over the restive Republicans at home rising up against what they bemoan as the advent of European-style socialism.I guess he's have been No. 1 if it weren't for that laundry list of failures and his dependence on his trusty TelePrompter. The guy couldn't think of a rhyme without it, but let's play along and pretend he's some deep thinker.
But Obama is still arguably the developed world's most popular leader, even if the American public judges him more harshly, and he is slowly but surely inventing a new kind of U.S. leadership to go along with his vision of an America that once again projects its power through the force of its ideas.Where is the evidence he's the world's most popular leader? Simply stating it doesn't make it so. Most recognize, perhaps. Most popular? Really?
Such idealism has not yet come to define Obama's legacy in the world; for all his Wilsonian rhetoric, he remains a cautious incrementalist on most issues. In many ways, he's the most realist of recent U.S. presidents, determined to focus on the terrible challenges, from Afghanistan to climate change, that he's been dealt. The world may yet thank him for it.These clowns don't give up easily on that climate change fraud, do they?
If this guy actually did spend some time thinking, he wouldn't be out there looking like an idiot.
President Obama needs to face reality. He is not an athlete, he’s a wannabe jock who wears Mom jeans and sneaks a smoke when his wife isn’t looking.
Oh, yeah, he’s also the leader of the free world who presumably has more important things to do than prove his manhood at the gym.
Luckily, there is still a way for Obama to hang out with the guys, smoke a cigar, and play a sport without risking serious injury.
It’s called golf.
Wait a minute, I forgot. He’s really bad at that, too.