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June 9, 2014
He is really shrinking...isn't he?
I guess that leaders either grow in the job, like President Truman, or shrink, like President Obama. The former continues to grow in the estimation of historians and the latter is really sad to watch. Walter Russell Mead reminded us over the weekend just how President Obama has shrunk less than 2 years after winning reelection: "At home, the bungled rollout of the Obamacare website and the shocking revelations about an entrenched culture of incompetence and fraud in the VA have undercut faith in the President’s managerial competency. Abroad, a surging Russia, an aggressive China, a war torn Middle East and a resurgent terror network are putting his foreign policy credentials to the test. With the GOP hoping to seize control of the Senate in November’s midterm elections, and the inevitable decline in presidential power that occurs as second term presidents move toward lame-duck status, Obama risks being sidelined and marginalized for...(Read Full Post)