To the editor:
In 2008, the nation elected Barack Obama as its president. Nothing much was known of him. Raised by a single parent and grandparents, he split time between Hawaii and Indonesia. The press wasn’t interested in his college transcripts that had been sealed, as well as other college, biographical information that might be relevant to the man who aspired to be president.
The press was not interested in vetting his background, we were told, it is unimportant. This man is a uniter, a “citizen of the world” we were told. A constitutional law professor and a community organizer, he served as a state senator in the Illinois government and was elected to serve as a senator in Washington, D.C., to represent the people of Illinois. We were told, “Just look how intelligent he is.”
Those of us that opposed him asked questions like, “What has he run or managed? What experience does he bring to the office of president?” Five and a half years later, the world is more dangerous, our economy is still extremely fragile and, now, even the press calls him disconnected.
Barack Obama, from the start, has been overmatched in national and international affairs and he acts like he can’t understand why. His decisions are tentative and he lacks a grasp of reality. The world is a serious place with serious, dangerous actors. They care nothing of unity and, ashamedly, our president doesn’t have the stomach to confront the evil as it needs to be confronted.