To call Obama’s presidency ineffective would be an understatement. He continues to speak well, but he demonstrates a clear lack of leadership skills, stands on the sidelines while sending others into the eye of the storm, hoping they will accomplish something that he can take credit for. He is a timid man, afraid to offend anyone, seems he can’t bear criticism, is very thin skinned when it comes to his ego and self image. He voted “present” 100 times as an Illinois senator so he wouldn’t offend anyone, remaining noncomittal. Clearly he wanted to play both sides as running for president was in the back of his mind even at that time. It seems his presidency is about him and not about the country and the American people. If Obama doesn’t grow some in the very near future, I fear the downhill trend of his presidency will continue and he will be a 1 term president.