Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the state of the union

I'm not quite sure what to think. He seems to be moving back to the middle, talking about things like tax cuts and competition and so forth, and that's a good thing. But he's very, very diffuse and seems weirdly detached from the political environment, a little bit like he was still a candidate rather than a second-year president. I still think he needs to reshuffle his staff so as to offload the job of prime minister and focus on what he does best: providing a general theme and direction to the country that many, though not all, people remain enthusiastic about. But at least he seemed less ideological which is a step in the right direction.


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