Several days ago on Morning Joe, Jim VandeHei of Politico made an interesting observation which has stayed with me. He mentioned two dynamics which contribute to our problems in Washington.
First, all of our leaders are weak.
- President Obama is weak.
- John Boehner is terribly weak as Speaker, always looking over his shoulder.
- Nancy Pelosi was a fairly strong Speaker, but now has little influence.
- In the Senate, Harry Reid radiates wimpishness,.
- Minority leader Mitch McConnell is running scared of being primaried.
So there are no strong leaders, only weak persons in positions of leadership.
Second, all of these persons dislike each other.Leave a comment