We have a presidential leadership crisis – and it will only get worse
Recently I asked a Georgian friend supporting Trump if he thought our nation was doomed to President BidenJoe BidenSinema raises funds in Europe as reconciliation talks ‘underway’: Report from Mexico urges US to invest more in Central America to stem migration flows Trump calls for Take Back Virginia Rally to hype Youngkin PLUS advertising at the bar. Using a Titanic analogy, he replied, âWe’ve already hit the iceberg, and now we’re running to the lifeboats. Then he added, “I would take Trump back to power five times instead of Biden,” but admitted, “Personally, I don’t like Trump and would rather he step down for governor of Florida. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantis Fewer than 4 in 10 say US on track: Demings poll tops Rubio with 0.4 million loot Trump holds 35 points ahead of DeSantis, Pence in new poll MORE. “
Based on my friend’s demographic profile, I think of it as a focus group of one person responding to layers of crises. And his pessimism is consistent with the new polls. President 44 percent The average job approval score indicates more than the mere fact that Trump supporters are losing hope in Biden’s ability to right the state ship.
Still, for anti-Trump and independent voters embittered on Biden, remember the reason you voted for him: He wasn’t Donald trumpDonald TrumpTim Scott Raises $ 0.3 Million In Third Quarter Trump Calls For Take Back Virginia Rally To Hype Youngkin Overnight Defense & National Security. And that was before the violent January attack and the second impeachment on Capitol Hill, which made âBoring Bidenâ even more beloved after all of the authoritative strongman drama.
However, Biden who follows Trump to the White House is emblematic of a pervasive, global national issue that rarely makes headlines but affects everyone – the United States is experiencing a presidential leadership crisis.
When voters see two names at the top of the presidential list every four years, they shake their heads and ask, “Why can’t we do better than these two?” Raise up your hand if you can understand.
Unfortunately, due to what I call a âcompound pendulum effect,â our presidential leadership crisis is on a downward spiral. While the pendulum has always swung from president to president, the age of 24/7 media and internet has increased polarization and intensified severity.
For example, in January 2009, George W. Bush left office with a 29 percent average job approval rating. It helps to explain why the inexperienced Barack obamaBarack Hussein Obama Trump Calls Take Back Virginia Rally To Hype Youngkin On The Money – Chains You Can’t Believe: Biden Tackles Supply Grunts White House Scrambles to Avoid Supply Chain Crisis supply PLUS was elected out of a fervor of hope and change.
Then Obama in 2016, gripped by a perception of weak leadership, argued the unlikely but experienced Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham Clinton McAuliffe Brings In Big Guns As Democrats’ Concerns Grow Over Virginia Democrats Prepare For Tough Nevada Election Year with her true but unspoken campaign message – “it’s my turn to be president”. But his dreams were unexpectedly thwarted by a burger and fries eating âeveryoneâ famous billionaire named Donald J. Trump. He was the political and intellectual opposite of Clinton and Obama with his rallying message “Make America Great Again” and “Build the Wall!” Â»In repeat play.
That brings us to the 2020 election in the ultra-polarized divided states of America. An era in which everyone only watches and reads the news and information with which they agree and which they share via their phone on social networks. This climate has propelled the COVID-pandemic electoral pendulum to swing from Trump to an “adult” president with a space whose line of direction is “Come on man.”
The choice Biden over Trump – among the worst âput your nose upâ moments in American history – prompted a record turnout of 155 million voters.
So, after nine months in office, is anyone surprised that President Biden – who will celebrate his 79th birthday in November – turns out to be one of our weakest presidents? In his 36 years as a United States Senator, followed by eight years as Vice President of Barack Obama, Biden has never been an outstanding leader. And, today, without the approval of Rep. James Clyburn (DS.C.) in the 2020 South Carolina presidential primary, Joe Biden would paint with Hunter Biden at his Delaware beach house.
Looking ahead to 2024, we have the makings of the greatest crisis in modern presidential leadership at the most perilous time. Pay close attention to aggressive military movements from China to Taiwan. Chinese Communist leaders aim to take back the island and control the world’s largest maker of semiconductor chips. This means that the US economy could be brought to its knees as the US share of global chip manufacturing capacity has “Fell to 12%” according to the Semiconductor Industry Association. It is only a matter of time before this Taiwan / China conflict peaks, and virtually every item you touch and depend on is impacted.
Is there an American leader now or on the horizon who could lead our nation through such a global economic catastrophe? Names, please.
The very definition of a leadership crisis would be if the American people had to choose between Biden and Trump in 2024. Could the pendulum swing from Trump to Biden and back to Trump? Hill experts explain how Biden’s “train wreck” could elect Trump 2.0 – resulting in an authoritarian regime without safeguards.
Even Biden’s nearly forgotten vice president, who keeps shrinking, Kamala harrisKamala HarrisMexico urges US to invest more in Central America to stem migration flows McCarthy lifts nearly M so far this year Smarkets betting site makes Trump the frontrunner in 2024 MORE, has an underwater work approval rating of 42 percent, with 51 percent unfavorable.
Could she win Biden’s second term if he steps down? Can you imagine a Harris race against Trump? The winner would lead our nation from leadership crisis to leadership apocalypse.
Now ask yourself two general questions: Is America ungovernable and incapable of being ruled? How can you lead when half the population refuses to follow?
Our enemies know the answers.
Myra Adams writes on politics and religion for numerous publications. She is a contributor to RealClearPolitics and was part of the creative team for two GOP presidential campaigns in 2004 and 2008. Follow her on Twitter @MyraKAdams.