Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Failure of political leadership

I anyone wants to fully understand the failure of political leadership in Washington over the past 30 years, you have only to watch President Jimmy Carter's address to the nation on Energy.

If the problem that Washington is trying to solve is the high price of gasoline, then we will continue to experience the consequences of continued failure. Think of that as you listen to the rhetoric of our presidential candidates.


d a morton said...

The failure of political leadership certainly goes beyond Jimmy Carter and the rest of our politicians. A great part of the failure of our political process is that it does not require leadership. The expectation that our "leaders" are more than representatives of our individual self-interests is our failure. We do not require vision. We ollectively only require that they vote to allocate resources to the things that we care about. And that alone is not leadership.

Wes said...

I don't think that you understand the concept of leadership very well. The fact that what our elected representatives do, and what they say, influences what everyone hears is obvious to most.

The idea that all our so called representatives need to do is to blindly follow the wishes of the multitude is the first step to mob rule. Maybe we need to study the history of the French Revolution.