Obama is not a leader. Instead, he is the bearer of bad news. Where is this "hope" the president keeps stressing? Obama's Thanksgiving message gave subtle hints of doom and gloom.
(NYT) With the failure of the deficit-reduction committee fresh in people’s minds, President Obama urged Americans on Thursday not to give up hope that the nation can unite to find solutions to its economic troubles. But he acknowledged people’s frustrations over the intractable partisanship standing in the way.
“With all the partisanship and gridlock here in Washington, it’s easy to wonder if such unity is really possible,” Mr. Obama said in his weekly address, released on the Thanksgiving holiday rather than on the weekend.
Thanking Americans serving their country overseas and their communities in soup kitchens, Mr. Obama said that this is a difficult holiday for many families.
“But no matter how tough things are right now, we still give thanks for that most American of blessings, the chance to determine our own destiny,” he said. “The problems we face didn’t develop overnight, and we won’t solve them overnight. But we will solve them.”