Submitted By Todd on July 13th at 7:29am
Billionaire Mort Zuckerman says he wrote a speech for President Obama.The liberal Zuckerman, owner of the New York Daily News and editor-in-chief of U.S. News & World Report, is the co-founder of Boston Properties, and, of late, a critic of the president. Last month, he wrote of Obama:
He has seemed uncomfortable in the role of leading other nations, and often seems to suggest there is nothing special about America's role in the world. The global community was puzzled over the pictures of Obama bowing to some of the world's leaders and surprised by his gratuitous criticisms of and apologies for America's foreign policy under the previous administration of George W. Bush. Obama's policy on Afghanistan—supporting a surge in troops, but setting a date next year when they will begin to withdraw—not only gave a mixed signal, but provided an incentive for the Taliban just to wait us out.It's good to have liberals recognizing, and acknowledging, the failures of the president, and confirming the criticisms that conservatives get attacked for. Coming from one of Obama's speech writers makes it all the better.
The Obama presidency has so far been characterized by a well-intentioned but excessive belief in the power of rhetoric with too little appreciation of reality and loyalty.Take out the well-intentioned part and I have to agree.