President Obama, Quarterback

I think Obama has come to realize how much being President is a game against adversaries; how it’s like being quarterback of a football team, moving the ball up the field a yard or 2 at a time–inching toward a touchdown. But mostly it’s all about the fact that there’s an *opposing team* trying to stop you, always. Always. And you have to play by the rules you were given.

Yes it has mostly always been that way but perhaps it’s that way now more sharply…And most people don’t seem to realize this.

They imagine he can carry the ball down the field unopposed.


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