Back to Obama' success rate.
I fear the worst.
In my opinion he is rapidly becoming a lame duck president.
He needs to make things happen in the first year of his mandate and he is wasting precious time.
Any policy or government watcher knows that you need to get the tough stuff cast in stone in your first year.
Implement, modify and fine tune in year two.
Begin fundraising and constituency work (pork) year three.
Start campaigning year four.
Obama is missing that bus quickly.
Cap and trade is going to start a trade war with Canada if it flies at all.
And of course thats exactly what the protectionist house wants.
After all, who cares about the economy and unemployment anyway?
American health care is bogging down rapidly.
You have to ask why Obama didn't farm this out completely to Hillary and then just back her to the max?
What else is left?
The biggest deficit in the history of the planet?
Guantanamo still going strong?
Soldiers still dying in flyblown deserts?
Torture sorta still OK?
American manifest destiny still sorta OK?
Obama is still dropping in the approval rankings.
He started off tied with Clinton and behind Bush junior in the ratings and he has been dropping ever since.
On an international level it's a total disaster.
The President of Russia all but spit in his face (check out the u tube handshaking video).
Somehow he has snubbed or offended most of the EU.
The Brit's feel utterly let down and their troops are still dying because of their loyal American support.
He bowed and scraped to the Saudi's.
The North Koreans feel he is a complete pushover.
The Canadians.....well, Canadians are still hoping for the best, but Obama's "Cap and Trade", otherwise known as a tax on all things Canadian may change that.
Japan can't stand the guy.
South and Central American countries are holding their breath but consensus is building that he is all talk,no action.
He is however extremely popular in North Africa Muslim countries.
And Obama does seem to be very fond of spending inordinate amounts of his international travel time in Africa.
Obama has turned out to be the biggest media hog in world history.
He seems to have a burning desire to get in front of every camera on the planet.
And he shows no signs of slowing.
But it's getting old.
Everyone on the planet has heard the sizzle.
Where's the steak?
He needs to do something productive.