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Thursday, April 18, 2024

Lawrence Mackey


Florida Alligator
OPINION  |  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Obama likable but not a leader

People like Barack Obama. He connects with the people, seems honest, gives moving speeches and he represents the United States favorably on the world stage. All these factors make Obama a great politician, but those won't make him a great U.S. president. I have seen nothing from Obama that leads me to believe he could make tough decisions. I haven't seen enough from Obama that shows he could lead America in such a turbulent time (a tough time thanks to some other great politician who wasn't capable of being president). He needs to be more assertive and needs to push his ideas more. For example, Obama consistently says that he is anti-gun and shares his beliefs openly. However, when faced with a bill that mandated punishment for firing a gun near or on school grounds, he wouldn't vote yes or no - he voted "present."

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