I suspect that most of us political junkies have seen this video by now. But I thought of it again when I read this post over at The Obama Diary about a Reuters poll and article.
People were given just three choices to describe President Obama, these were the results:
48 percent: Cautious and consultative
36 percent: Indecisive and dithering
17 percent: Strong and decisive
Note how they separate ‘cautious and consultative’ from ‘strong and decisive’, like being cautious and consultative are signs of weakness when you’re contemplating sending American men and women in to combat. If weakness is being cautious about taking military action against another country, before consulting widely to get the best advice, and then acting accordingly – then I love weakness!
Reuters’ headline? ‘Few Americans see Obama as strong military leader’!