Our new President has obviously never lead any group of people successfully. There are a billion books on leadership and he is breaking most of the rules that make great leaders. The first is; you must inspire people to follow. The key word is inspire.
Ronald Reagan did this with his optimistic spirit of the “City on the hill”, his undying belief in the American entrepreneurial spirit, his faith in people over government, and his well grounded belief in his core Christian principles.
Barak Obama is perpetuating a lack of confidence in our system by peddling fear and playing on the worst in people. Where is the great orator we heard so much about, the hope, the vision, and utopia? He is already floundering three weeks into his presidency and will continue to if he places his faith in government and not the people. He thinks that creating more government will give us more economy. When has that ever worked? The answer is never.
The markets are built on people’s confidence and Obama has no confidence in the people or the markets. Until he realizes that fear will only perpetuate this down turn, the deeper we will slide economically and the further away from freedom we get.
My fear is that is exactly what he wants. He is frustrated that the debate is going on too long and that he is not getting his way quickly. He has all the makings of a man that would be comfortable being a tyrant. That would be exactly why Reagan had faith in the people not the government. Just a thought…