Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA
what you need to be a President is to be
"[a] very interesting and, I think, a good man.
[And] a likeable guy. ... articulate and charismatic. ... a good looking person, handsome man. ... a person you want to like. ... to be successful as the African-American president."
There is no way I could argue with logic like that....or would even try. Carter was that type of person, minus the African-American status. It didn't stop him from becoming arguably the worst president in modern times.
If you feel that the president need be nothing more than a figurehead....fine. That may apply to one who depends on Congress, business leaders, military leaders and the like to advise him on what to do. That's not Obama. Obama wants to make all of the decisions himself, shutting out the rest of the government, even his own party, along with the will of the people, in the decision making process. He simply says, "This is what I want done....do it." You find that admirable in the leader of the free world? Good luck. If we spend hundreds of millions bombing Libya and getting involved with yet another war, it's ok because we have a handsome and charismatic president. How could anyone disagree?
Actually, up to a point, I can almost agree. A president could be like your Queen, for example. Do the right photo ops, spread happiness and light wherever you go, stay away from controversial things , and let parliament and the prime minister do the heavy lifting. The problem is that Obama doesn't do it that way. A president has never been that dangerous of a problem because we are set up with checks and balances. Obama, however, ignores and bypasses them. He's a movie actor who doesn't realize that he's just an actor and believes he is the part he is playing.
if Obama is smart, which he is, he'll listen to them
Then, by your logic, he must not be smart...because he doesn't listen to them. He doesn't even consult them. Thank you for acknowledging his unsmartness.