President Obama invited President for Life, Bill Clinton to the White House for a press conference. Clinton was supposed to help Obama by endorsing the tax deal he hammered out with the GOP. Obama introduced Clinton. Then he left- Michelle was waiting long enough- to attend a holiday party.
Clinton took control. For one half hour. Bad form. Bad leadership. Poor messaging. It was a sad day for America. The President of the United States demonstrated he is not a leader, he has no message, and he is no match for Bill Clinton.
Clinton was right at home in the White House press romm, as if he never left. As if he is still the president. As if he belonged.
For one half hour Bill Clinton acted like the President of the United States. While the elected president went to a party like a college kid.
Bill Clinton made Obama look small and insignificant. Actually, Obama allowed Clinton make him look small and insignificant. In public. Before the media. For the whole world to see.
It is a sad day when a former president totally overshadows the the real one. It is a sad day when the real president leaves someone else in charge.