President Obama On ’60 Minutes’: ‘Leadership Isn’t Just Legislation’
November 5, 2010 9:56 AM
NEW YORK (CBS) — After a suffering a “shellacking” in the midterm elections, President Obama acknowledges what many have seen as his chief weakness – failing to sell the importance of several legislative milestones to the American people.
“I think that’s a fair argument. I think that, over the course of two years we were so busy and so focused on getting a bunch of stuff done that, we stopped paying attention to the fact that leadership isn’t just legislation. That it’s a matter of persuading people. And giving them confidence and bringing them together. And setting a tone,” Mr. Obama told 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft in an exclusive interview set to air Sunday.
Let me translate the Obamaisms:
For once he's right, Leadership isn't about him as leader or his legislation or his idealogical whims, and it certainly is not about him giving us confidence. Many of us possessed all the confidence we needed to stop his out of control leadership and we are confident, with a majority in the House and greater representation in the Senate we will reverse his policies and his idealogical agenda. Hats off to our Intelligent, Confident Electorate for recognizing a narcissist for what he is, a man who claims, "We are the ones we've been waiting for."