Millions of Americans are desperately trying to find work. Millions of Americans have lost their homes due to foreclosure, and the foreclosure rate is continuing to rise
. Many have exhausted their unemployment benefits and are now running through their savings. Their cars are being reposed by the banks because of non payment. With all the pain and suffering going on right now because of the state of the economy, has anyone heard any words of encouragement or leadership from Barack Obama? We all have seen Barack on television media blitzing for a national health care bill, but where has Barack Obama been in the discussion on the economy? According to the exit polls conducted on election day, people who voted for Obama said that their number one concern was the economy. The supporters of Obama have been saying to us that Obama is "in touch with the common American". Of course his upbringing and associations suggests otherwise. I just don't "believe the hype". Today I read that Obama will address the Olympic committee in Copenhagen to help promote his city of Chicago to host the 2016 Olympics
. With all the problems going on in America right now, is the marketing of the Olympics to be held in his town of Chicago really a priority for our country? This just goes to show that a person can be elected a leader, but that doesn't necessarily make the person a true leader. Judgment is a key element of leadership. Bill Clinton had his character flaws as President too, but at least Bill Clinton said to the American people "I feel your pain". Of course he was lying, but at least he gave the impression he cared. Obama can't or won't even do that much. I just may be a little bit cynical, but I don't think the average person in America right now can give a rats rear end about America hosting the Olympic games in 2016. The only event right now that millions of Americans want to attend are "new job orientations". When a person lives in the world of the elitists, the suffering of the masses is an after though at best.