There’s a funny thing about you and free enterprise, Mr. Obama. You freely got your chance to lead the nation’s enterprise, and the nation’s stockholders gave you carte blanche to fill them with hope and to initiate all the change you could.
But you twiddled your thumbs, fantasizing that you are the greatest healer ever but getting next to nothing done. So it’s no surprise that your enterprise failed. That means that the nation’s shareholders recognize that you haven’t been doing your job well, and they will likely vote you out and get themselves a new executive with better experience in rescuing enterprises in financial trouble.
Mr. Obama, this is kind of how capitalism works. Some execs make it, but many don’t. You didn’t. And your stockholders are letting everybody know: “The Hill Poll: Voters blame president most for slow economic recovery.”
It found that 66 percent believe paltry job growth and slow economic recovery is the result of bad policy. Thirty-four percent say Obama is the most to blame, followed by 23 percent who say Congress is the culprit. Twenty percent point the finger at Wall Street, and 18 percent cite former President George W. Bush. …
You know, those reactions bode a poor prognosis for getting repeat customers. Maybe you were good at marketing yourself, but not so good following through. And those customers you coveted in 2008? They’ll never forget your failures to follow through with your heavily advertised pledge to shake things up and to go to bat for those customers.
Did you notice that only “18 percent cite former President George W. Bush”? So much for your onerous “inheritance” from George Bush. Just a piddling few are sniffling along with you.
No shareholder wants to hear the new top dog whine that it’s a really, really hard job and that it’s all the previous top dog’s fault. Nope. Shareholders ONLY want to know what YOU are doing about it.