A couple of afterthoughts from yesterday’s presser:
- Content was good. Centrist, obvious facts about the disease of greed and theft that is plaguing America.
- Good focus on where the problem lies. The 1% wants everything – at all cost.
- A timid, but ok delivery. Very defensive in pointing out simple things that 70-80% of the country are supportive of.
- Finally using the bully pulpit – it’s a strong tool. The people elected him to lead and make choices, so folks listen.
Now for some problems:
- Way too careful and scared.
- You can’t appeal to reason – if the others want different things.
- He has the support, he has the formal power – but he’s uncomfortable with confrontation. At this point, that is a personal trait that in part could spark another financial crises, and add a few more years in the slump.
- Take-away impressions in terms of the pending deadlines – he’ll cave to half-way solutions and postpone the bigger fights of reversing theft from the people and corruption in government.
But somehow, even if he seemed uncomfortable with the format, and somewhat forced – the presidential office is strong – so the process was probably moved a little bit towards improvement yesterday. Maybe not this summer, but a small step towards calling out this handful of people playing with the country and suffering the diseases of greed. At the expense of everybody.