I’m still trying to figure out what the ratings strategy that there is to having the guy we punted at fourth and forty in the 2012 Goat Rodeo (how’s that for mixing metaphors? Don’t try this at home kids), was eloquent on foreign policy when he has never conducted any—with the exception of shipping jobs overseas.
I think effective leaders typically are able to see the future to a certain degree and then try and take actions to shape it in some way. And that’s, of course, what this President has failed to do and his Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as well.
Just call him Kreskin, though it is odd that he didn’t use his powerful ESP against people with cell phone videos.
They thought resetting relations with Russia, handing out gifts to Russia would somehow make Russia change its objectives. Well, that certainly wasn’t the case.
“No, my good man,” Mitt did not add, “We will give you an extra pence in your weekly envelope. Now run off, lads. Tonkety-tonk!”
Had we from the very beginning of the demonstrations in Crimea, excuse me, in– in Ukraine, had we worked with our allies and said, look, let’s talk about the kinds of severe sanctions we would put in place if Russia were to decide to move and had we then communicated that to Russia beforehand, not put in place the sanctions, but communicate, look, Russia, stand down here.
“Just like George Bush did in Georgia. Whoops!”
Don’t you think about grabbing territory or these are the things that will have to happen.
“That just isn’t cricket, old boys,” he did not conclude.
(Update: Hat tip to Scissorhead Wagonjak who kindly sent us the Willard Mechanism in the Time Machine graphic, which could not be more, well, timely.)