Robert Reich on Obama’s Oval Office Address Regarding the BP Oil Spill

Robert Reich:

I’m a fan of Barack Obama. I campaigned for him and I believe in him. I think he has a first-class temperament. I have been deeply moved and startled by his ability to speak about the nation’s most intractable problems. But he failed tonight to rise to the occasion. Is it because he’s not getting good advice, or because he’s psychologically incapable of expressing the moral outrage the nation feels?

Agreed. If this catastrophe isn’t something for Obama to get fired up about — and to get the nation fired up about — what is?

Wednesday, 16 June 2010