What the midterm elections proved is that the American people do not trust Barack Obama to lead them. And trust, that magic five-letter word, is the most important element in the relationship between a nation and its government. … The scars from the financial crisis are still raw and unhealed; unemployment is a cruel scourge; and there are terrible threats to the country’s internal and external security, with the future overshadowed by emerging superpowers and competitors. And there is no one to trust. The U.S. has all kinds of problems. But its biggest over the course of the next two years is how to find a leader who will inspire through character and integrity, vision and resolution, courage and judgment the belief, faith and confidence that Americans have always warmly given to the right person — someone they can trust.
historian Paul Johnson
People do not trust Barack Obama to lead them.Posted: January 2, 2011 in political quotes, Uncategorized
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