Barack Obama didn't want to be overshadowed by the legend in Berlin.
Leaders from around the world are in Berlin to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall which lead to the reunification between East and West Germany. One would think that the 20th anniversary would be an historic event worthy of the leader of the United States to attend. Barack Obama thought differently. It seems that the thoughts of a government run health care bill is more important to him then celebrating one of the greatest moments of freedom witnessed by the world. It goes deeper then that actually. In Obama's mind, everything has to revolve around him. Obama doesn't like to share the spotlight with anyone. Obama didn't want to go and celebrate on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall simply, because the legacy of former President Ronald Reagan would overshadow Obama's presence. When people think of the falling of the Berlin Wall, they naturally think of Ronald Reagan. The falling of the Berlin Wall was one of President Reagan's greatest legacies. Barack Obama doesn't have a legacy. Schools have been renamed after Obama, children have been brainwashed to sing his praises, Obama was even awarded a Noble Peace Prize, but Obama knows deep down that he hasn't done nothing of merit to warrant any of his praise other then the fact that he is the first black person to be elected President of the United States. Let me put it another way. Ronald Reagan was praised based on his historic actions such as playing a major role in the collapse of the Berlin Wall and ending the Cold War with Russia. Obama is being praised based on the color of his skin. There is no comparison between the two. I know some people on the left are going to go rabbit once they read this. Great presidents are known for their deeds. Once again, it is what it is. Obama didn't want to go to Germany and be reminded that he isn't as great or historic as his supporters have made him out to be. Speaking of historic, here's the words from a man who became a legend on the world stage based on his actual deeds.
It's amazing what words can accomplish when they come from a strong leader.
If President Ronald Reagan was alive today to hear Barack Obama speak, I can imagine what he would tell him.