The past week has been rough on the President. After flying to Copenhagen, Denmark, to put in his bid for Chicago to host the 2016 Olympic Games, the International Olympics Committee swiftly eliminated the city in the first round of voting. Then General Stanley McChrystal, in a frank speech in London, publicly lobbied for sending more troops to Afghanistan without any prior discussion with the President. And Congressional Democrats still haven’t come together around the President’s proposed public health insurance option.
Does the President have enough actual influence—or does he need to get aggressive to be taken more seriously?
Find out what real people have to say on this very important issue.
By Cynthia Gordy