Much has been made of Barack Obamaâ€™s identification with Abraham Lincoln. Of course, Lincoln makes a powerful role model for any president, especially in troubled times. But there are at least ways in which Obama should not follow Lincolnâ€™s example, and five corresponding ways in which Lincoln should serve Obama as an example of what NOT to do.
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Back in July 2004, when the California legislature was 17 days late in voting on the state budget, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger mocked Democratic legislators by calling themâ€œgirlie-men.â€ But who’s the girlie-man now?
As Americans are being forced to choose between buying food for their children or keeping their pets, or between paying for pet food or for their utilities bills, the economic crisis means death for thousands â€” perhaps millions â€” of abandoned dogs and cats.
By Michael D. Fox/The Moving Target Contributing Writer During the presidential election campaign, even Barack Obamaâ€™s most severe detractors conceded that he was smart, politically savvy, and had put together a team of brilliant advisors and managers.Â Everyone expected that President Obama would carry the cool professionalism and political acumen of his campaign into his…