A President Must be a Leader
O'Reilly has an aricle today that hits the nail RIGHT on the head (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,206843,00.html).
Essentially saying the same thing that I have been saying, for over 2 years now....Brother Bill puts it a "bit" more eloquently....
"Unless you watch cable news or read a good newspaper, and those are rare, you'll have a hard time figuring out this dangerous and complicated world. That's where an effective leader comes in. Not only do our elected officials have to make policy, they now have to clearly explain it themselves. And they must do it over and over and over, because we're a distracted bunch."
Sound familiar?....Read on for the clincher.....
"Now if a president wants the folks to support him, he must be a teacher, a persuader. He must sell his policies to a public that's often confused"
FDR understood this. TR and President Reagan understood this. Reagan had Lee Atwater to portray his policies and get the word out in a communications machine that rivaled the Clintons (Sorry, but brother Bill Clinton also understood this).
And what have we got? President Bush and Karl Rove. Is it any wonder why I am NOT the most optomistic person regarding the upcoming elections? Anybody remember "Can anyone tell me the difference between an Arab Company and a British one (Ports Deal)? or how about his stance on illegal immigration (Hispanic AND Arab AND Eastern European AND everybody else, except apparently for the Chinese, who according to the law, really do have the right to stay here (30,000 to be deported in a deal with Bejing).....or how about over 90% of Saddam's documents, captured after the war, not even translated, let alone released....or..... how about NOT commenting on FOUND WMD for fear of backlash against are staltwarth german and frrrrrrrrrrrench allies?
We are going to get creamed.....but, after the Dems make a mess of things, look out 2008!