32nd Anniversary of Jimmy Carter's "malaise" speech - Obama remix
Friday July 15 marked the 32-year-anniversary of Jimmy Carter’s “crisis of confidence” later pegged “malaise speech,” a nationally-telivised and ill-recieved address trying to combat what Carter saw as apathy and doubt among Americans concerning politics and the energy crisis. Ssome believe was the beginning of the end for Carter and his ability to appear as a strong and significant leader.
Thirty-two years later another first term Democratic president faces a crisis of continued economic decline and failure to bridge heated political differences from Capital Hill to Main Street. Obama is failing to step up as a strong and believable leader in the eyes of Americans looking to him in a time of crisis.