I have a confession to make.
As someone who has more independent political thoughts -- a few Libertarian and rarely hardcore Democrat or Republican views -- I'm disappointed in President Barack Obama.
Overall, the lack of leadership in this administration is not what I hoped for.
Please understand: I can be very critical of his handling of specific issues without considering him Rosemary's other baby.
I wanted good things from George W. Bush, too, and wound up disappointed. Most of the time, I felt pretty confident when Reagan was in the White House -- Bill Clinton, too. But as I recall, they both talked to us.
Maybe it's me, but I always feel as if I'm being talked down to by this president. Perhaps it comes from a lack of experience. I mean, he spent about an hour and a half in Congress, and then he was president of the United States.
Why is the Middle East a bigger disaster than ever? Why couldn't the president have made at least a token visit to those kids on the border? Why do I feel he's just not paying attention, and the only transparency I observe is Obama's accomplishments?
I'm Pat McMahon.