Matt Damon recently noted that he had given up on seeing any audacity from Obama. His decision to run for President, with hardly any revelant experience was certainly audacious, but he seems to have spent every last cent of his audacity there.

To be sure, he inherited terrible problems not of his making. Unfortunately, it seems that he has always been cautious where boldness was needed - on the economy, on Iraq and Afghanistan, and now on the turbulent events in Africa and the Middle East.

While he dithered, Quaddafi has had time to regroup, muster his superior firepower, and now looks like a plausible winner in his civil war.

His timidity on every issue makes him look like a weak President. Maybe he needs to read some Hamlet -

...and thus the native hue of resolution is sicklied over with the pale cast of thought....


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