To be a leader y ou have to be willing to be unpopular. Is Obama willing to put aside popularity for his principals?
He said he wants to look at government programs and cut wasteful ones. To do that is going to take some courage. Does he have courage? To be honest, based on his history, we have no clue. The media never really grilled him the way it is supposed to.
Lincoln and Bush both had courage. They often did the unpopular and they did what they believed in, and both took political hits as a result. Believe it or not, Lincoln was never a popular president in his time. And, like Bush, was re-elected with less than 40% approval ratings.
So, will Obama follow in Lincolns footsteps as he proposes? Or will he put party and popularity ahead of principal?
Only time will tell.