Could it be that we are setting President Obama up for failure? Don’t get me wrong, I think Obama is very inspiring and I actually believe that he is going to try to follow up on the things he said. I also expect him to go down in history as one of our greatest presidents. However, my point is that all he can really do is try to follow up on the things he said. And there are some areas that I agree with him strongly, and some other areas where I think he is off the mark. Yet as I hear our President being talked about on the news and on the corner, he is often talked about as though he is Perfect. It is as though he has been ascribed Divine characteristics in the midst of our troubling economic times. This often happens to great people when they die, like Martin Luther King for example has become larger than life. People now want to dispute any human wrong mentioned in reference to him, because his legacy has become larger than life, especially after he died.
A huge problem for President Obama is that he is not dead, but rather he is alive and just beginning his presidency. He is bound to slip and make a mistake a time or two in his presidency. What will be the reactions of the people who thought they were following a God-Man, and instead found out he was just human after all. It’s a mighty big fall when you let people lift you up so high. How can we stop seeing him as Divine even as we continue to support and pray for him? Are we instantly seen as opposed to him if we critique him as a man and hold him accountable as a man? Flow with me on this, do ya agree or disagree?