President Obama Takes The High Road Above GOP Mud.
President Obama’s used to it, to going silent on us that is. Conventional
political wisdom suggests that he just sit back and let the Republicans continue
down the path of self-destruction. It’s a scene depicted in a New
Yorker front-cover cartoon, in which the President is watching the GOP
candidates bloody each other up on-screen. But Obama’s lips aren’t just sealed
because of campaign strategy.
Obama also stays quiet because he’s always been a man who observes others
fighting but often says nothing. He was relatively speechless at the beginning
of the battle between the Wisconsin governor and the state employees. He
refrained from jumping in defense of unions. He also let weeks go by before
confronting BP for their oil spill in the Gulf.