So Hillary is the nominee. Given that she has served two presidents, not to mention is married to one of them, it is a worthy question as to which of those two she would be more like. Sadly, the answer is Obama – for two key reasons.
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Tom G. Del Beccaro
Thomas Del Beccaro is an author, radio, and TV commentator and former Chairman of the California Republican Party. Tom's first book, The New Conservative Paradigm, analyzed the role of tax policy in our presidential and congressional politics from the 1950s to 2010. Tom is currently working on his new book The Divided Era.
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The German Statesman Otto von Bismark told us that “politics is the art of the possible.” In foreign relations, what is possible is a matter of trust built on consistency. From the outset of his presidency, Barack Obama has either displayed a total lack of understanding of that idea, or simply chosen to undermine it at every turn.
In time, the Obama presidency could well be remembered as the “First Person Presidency.” From the outset, including on foreign policy issues, Obama told us his very existence would solve even the most difficult problems. As president, Obama often has relied on executive orders in lieu of collaborative legislative action. When it comes to modern day international relations, however, unilateral action from a head of state without the consent of the legislature or the public is not likely to work. Syria is proving to be a case study of just that.