I dunno about you, but this doesn’t exactly raise my confidence level in our new President:
Sources close to the White House say Mr Obama and his staff have been “overwhelmed” by the economic meltdown and have voiced concerns that the new president is not getting enough rest.
A British official conceded that the furore surrounding the apparent snub to Mr Brown had come as a shock to the White House. “I think it’s right to say that their focus is elsewhere, on domestic affairs. A number of our US interlocutors said they couldn’t quite understand the British concerns and didn’t get what that was all about.”
The American source said: “Obama is overwhelmed. There is a zero sum tension between his ability to attend to the economic issues and his ability to be a proactive sculptor of the national security agenda.
“That was the gamble these guys made at the front end of this presidency and I think they’re finding it a hard thing to do everything.”
I seem to remember, during the campaign, many people on the right were expressing concern over Obama’s lack of executive experience. The reply from the Obama supporters was usually something along the lines of “he’s running a national Presidential campaign right now.”
Turns out governing is more difficult than campaigning. Who’da thunk it?