From the Conservative Tribune: Fortune has come out with its second annual list of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” which included such global potentates as Jimmy Fallon and Taylor Swift, but not the leader of the free world.
“We set out to find singular leaders with vision who moved others to act as well, and who brought their followers with them on a shared quest,” Fortune wrote about the process used to select the Top 50. “We looked for effectiveness and commitment and for the courage to pioneer.”
Well, President Barack Obama would probably get high marks for commitment — it’s hard to imagine anyone going to greater lengths to empower an accused deserter or radical Islam to the detriment of the U.S. military orChristianity, for example — but effectiveness?
Not so much.
Practically everything Obama has put his hand to has failed, and failed miserably. Given a relatively stable Middle East in the aftermath of the Iraq War and the American military presence in Afghanistan, he’s overseen the collapse of the region into brutal violence.
He’s like the anti-Midas. Every piece of gold he touches turns into dross.
Of course, Obama is in good company. Virtually no well-known American political figures made the list, with the exception of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts.
As for how President Obama feels about Swift’s inclusion on the list while he is left out on the cold, we can only assume that he’ll try to, er, shake it off.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune