The majority of our politicians are devoid of leadership skills. These politicians are guided by stubbornness or polls, sometimes both. Rarely are they guided sound judgment, the kind that takes in account broad forces and discounts petty parochialism. David Brooks writes about it. And this cartoon from the New Yorker captures it. Electing new leaders would help, but I’m not banking on the common man to get us out of this mess.
Who elected the current crop of leaders? I have to assume that most of them will be voting in the next election. It will be interesting to see how much more damage they can do.