Support The President
The President is going to the place where the giants of American history invariably find themselves when the country faces the times that try men's souls. Lincoln, FDR, JFK, and maybe Truman, all endured the challenges that transformed them from parochrial, ordinary politicians into great statesmen that live forever now in American mythology.
And when one visits the historical record on these men and the stream of events that coincided to drop them into the breach of crisis, it is interesting to contemplate how close decisions often were that saved the day. An unforseen factor; a lucky turn, here and there makes the difference between victory and infamy.
Jimmy Carter, who found himself whipsawed by the competing tugs of opposing politcal forces was ultimately was brought down by skull and dagger-type treachery through an October Surprise engineered by agents of Ronald Reagan and the Iranians, but as historians revisit the story of the Carter administration with judgement after-the-fact that the mild-mannered Georgia governor did much better in difficult circumstances than given credit, the question of whether or not greater support from his own party might have made the outcome of a close election possible, deserves some careful pondering.
With markets plunging from lost investor confidence stemming from worries about Europe and America's (for the matter the world's) economic future, Obama, whose task is to lead ALL of the country through the hard times ahead, has his work cut out for him. As strange and ironic as it sounds from some body like me; an admitted cynic, and self-styled non-conformist, a healthy dose of patriotism, combined with genuine optimism, might help Mr. Obama, and in so doing, ourselves.
Who are these S & P jerks anyway? Where did they learn to count? And since when (heavy Mittens supporters) should an outfit that helped make this mess inthe first place be holding so much power over their own country?
We must support our President. If he's wrong, then let him know, but let's give him the chance to do what's right. I believe his heart is good, and it will lead him down the right path. I don't know of any other way to go.S