It is amazing to me how many people seem to be so worried about Barack Obama and who he is picking for his administration.
You would think that after this man beat the giant that is Hillary Clinton (including President Clinton) and a war veteran by the name of John McCain — and all at their own game mind you, that they would have just a little bit more faith in this man. At least by now. Every step of the way people have been doubting him and approaching his choices, his intellect, his skill, and his leadership as if he just doesn’t know what he is doing. As if he is just moseying his way into the White House.
However, it is blatantly obvious that he knows EXACTLY what he is doing. You do not make as far as he as on just plain luck…and if you are a believer in luck, then you also recognize that luck is merely opportunity meets preparedness. And for someone to be as prepared as President-Elect Barack Obama is, you have to just step back in awe and recognize and ACCEPT his brilliance and his amazing leadership. This is a man NOT to be taken lightly.
And for all of you pundits, critics, and what have you who STILL wonder whether or not Obama knows what he is doing, pay close attention to this man. Pay very close attention and watch how all your doubts will disappear once you realize that not only does this man know what he is doing but he has known what he is doing for a very long time. You do not get this far in ANY game by just merely hoping for the best…no, you prepare yourself for the worst, do your best, and leave the rest to God.
Obama has been doing that since day 1 when he began his unlikely climb to the Presidency and he is going to only keep moving…this man is like Muhammad Ali. And for the people who continue to doubt him, don’t worry…he will just keep dancing around the ring as Ali did during his fight with Joe Lewis until you tire of your anxieties and just jump on the bandwagon.
But hey, without the naysayers, Obama would have nothing to stand for, right Regardless of whether or not the naysayers are necessary, it is hilarious to watch and listen to all of the frantic worriers…everyone has an opinion but very few are willing to do anything about it. So instead they criticize from the sidelines while Barack Obama plays the game and plays it oh so well. 🙂
A few quotes for all those worrying themselves about Obama’s picks for his administration:
“Lanny Davis, President Clinton’s former special council, lobbied publicly for Obama to choose Sen. Hillary Clinton as his running mate during the campaign. Despite what critics say, Davis says real change is about policy, not people.”
“What this conversation is about is laughable if you ask people in America what they care about. They care about the economy, jobs, education, health care. They don’t care about whether somebody who fills a particular box is from a prior administration,” he said.”
“Sen. Obama is the one who’s setting the tone,” said Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), a strong Obama supporter. “The ‘old politics’ is revenge and retribution. The ‘new politics’ is let’s get together and work together.”
“Obama is too measured and polite to say so, so I’ll say it for him. Come mid-January, Republicans and Democrats ought to follow the president’s lead or simply get out of his way”.