By John W. Lillpop
In executing non-hostilities in Libya last spring, President Obama coined, or caused to be coined, the phrase, “Leading from Behind,” a euphemistic way to describe abdication of presidential responsibility.
Now it appears as though Obama’s dodging of responsibility has taken hold in the debt-ceiling/deficit crisis playing out in Washington.
Except, the this time the “Leading from Behind” posture is involuntary on Obama’s part.
As reported, in part, at the reference:
First came the Biden talks. When those blew up, the Obama-Boehner talks took center stage. And when that failed, the McConnell-Reid talks looked promising. And after they faltered, the Obama-Boehner talks tried to find a new life.
Now it’s all come down to the Boehner-Reid-Pelosi-McConnell talks to solve the debt crisis. Notably absent? The president.
In a frantic bid to avoid causing a worldwide economic disruption, debt negotiations have shifted wholly to Capitol Hill, as a frustrated President Barack Obama has taken a step back and allowed House and Senate leaders to try to find a way out of the debt-ceiling debacle.”
Whether or not Obama’s absence is a positive is to be determined.
However, one thing is certain: The maturity level and professional demeanor of press conferences will be greatly enhanced with Obama sitting quietly on the side lines!
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