→ Zuckerman Tears Down Obama

It is all very well to raise a sword and cry “Forward!” but to what? Campaigning and barnstorming, at which Obama is very good, is no substitute for brainstorming to evolve a cohesive set of plans to deal with the current crisis. Yes, he inherited a financial crisis that he had no part in causing. But after the most stimulative fiscal and monetary program in the country’s history—he racked up almost $5 trillion in deficits in four years, which had previously taken us 205 years to accumulate—we have had at least a retreat from the edge of the cliff with some emergence of occasional green shoots in the desert.

But President Obama is such a “cool” guy. That counts for something, right?