"He never would have been treated as a president-in-waiting by heads of state or network talking heads if all he offered were charisma, slick rhetoric and stunning visuals. What drew them instead was the raw power Mr. Obama has amassed: the power to start shaping events and the power to move markets"
The above paragraph is taken from an op-ed piece by Frank Rich in the New York Times. Of course, as we all know, the New York Times is a highly biased source. It has been at the forefront of Democraticliberalism (one word). My own take on this is that if nature abhors a vacuum, so does leadership. Leadership has not been forthcoming from the White House, rather "mis-leadership" has been the order of the day.