Prayer for the President

This is not the post I thought I would be writing two or three weeks ago.  After reading the following paragraph, perhaps you will be forced to confront the uphappy truth that I have now realized: our country only has one president at a time, and the one we’ve got is the one we’ve got.


Obama is overwhelmed.

Perhaps it’s just some Obama ally speaking out of school. But these are probably some of the most terrifying words to come from an unidentified source in some time:

Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.

Geraghty goes on to describe why Britain’s prime minister Gordon Brown received no formal state dinner or full press conference… and it wasn’t because BHO had some kind of objection to his policies or status as a US ally.  At the end of the article we read this:

The American source said: “Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.

“That was the gamble these guys made at the front end of this presidency and I think they’re finding it a hard thing to do everything.”

It’s at moments like this I’m reminded of this assessment of Obama, back in 2007: “I think he can be ready, but right now I don’t believe he is. The presidency is not something that lends itself to on-the-job training.”

That assessment came from . . . Vice President Joe Biden.

In the italics section (above) I have underlined the most important phrase– national security.  This is the president’s job, and he … isn’t doing it.  If you have faith in God, and a desire to live with your children in a free, peaceful country, would you please pray for our president?  It doesn’t matter if you object strongly to his policies, are mad as a wet hen about the stock market or think he’s a Muslim socialist on a mission.  He’s the president we’ve got.

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