Is Obama up to the challenge of handling the many crisis before him?

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (8 posts)
  1. ViralWhisper profile image60
    ViralWhisperposted 8 years ago

    A good leader is not measured by how good a talker one is but his true legacy is better judged by his performance. Do you think President Obama know how to solve domestic and international problems? If you were him, will you concentrate first on America's financial and employment problems or the threats of terrorism and war must be given more priority? I believe both are important. It's just a matter of how good his judgement, critical thinking and prioritization is.

    1. profile image0
      Old Empresarioposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      In theory, I think he's smart enough to do it. There are two things working against him. First, he worries too much about what people think of him. The financial situation is far worse than he's letting on. Rather than treat the American people like adults and candidly explain that we will slip into the worst recession in history within 3 to 10 years, he prefers to cover it up. I think the American people would have forgiven him back in 2009 if he explained in detail just what was happening to our economy. Now he's on borrowed time and he'll be ruined if his spending bubble bursts early. Second, he has proven to be too inexperienced to deal with the lies and corruption in Washington. He thought that if he extended the Afghanistan War, the GOP would give him the healthcare bill he wanted--wrong. He lets himself get bulled by the military. Security seems to be tightening, not loosening, under his administration (possibly in anticipation of civil unrest due to the next recession). Whether he makes it through his term unscathed or not, it apparently won't matter who the next president will be.

      1. Druid Dude profile image60
        Druid Dudeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Little late for this question. Question is, is he worth re-electing?

        1. profile image58
          foreignpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this


  2. profile image58
    foreignpressposted 8 years ago

    His political ideology aside, Obama doesn't have the breadth of experience needed to handle these complex problems. His short stint as a junior senator is woefully inadequate against  seasoned heads of state in the real world like Putin. In Congress, Obama is like a puppy consorting with vicious wolves like Pelosi, Reid and others. It isn't about intelligence (or lack thereof), but knowing and understanding the rules of international gamesmanship and how to manipulate these rules to achieve a desired end. Unfortunately the voters at large don't understand this.

    1. profile image58
      foreignpressposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      BTW, Sarah Palin doesn't have these qualities either. Please, let's not go there.

  3. BillyDRitchie profile image61
    BillyDRitchieposted 8 years ago

    In a word, no.  The is where a campaign of feel good mantras got us, an inexperienced, clueless President who sees himself as a "ruler" (remember the whole "He will be ready to rule on day one" bit?) but is laughed at by the rest of the world.

    His appeasement attitude in the face of global terrorism is like waving a red flag before a bull.....

  4. raisingme profile image79
    raisingmeposted 8 years ago

    The question is are we up to the challenge of handling the many crisis before us - we are all responsible.  The idea of giving our power away to a few is getting tired.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)