In a spare ten minutes this afternoon I thought about the men who have been President since I moved to the United States.
Then “off the top of my head” I came up with words and phrases which came to my mind for each of them. This was neither an intellectual nor an analytical exercise. I did not revise or hone what I had written.
It might be fun if some of my readers did a similar exercise, for U.S. Presidents or for U.K. Prime Ministers. Please post what you come up with.
Remember please - this is not for analysis or critique.
If you post directly to my blog I will publish what you submit. Or you can reply with a “note” on Facebook.
A bit of a policy wonk.
Maybe a micro-manager.
Right instincts, wrong sound-bites.
High interest rates.
Iranian hostage crisis.
Successful Panama Canal Treaty.
Believed his own rhetoric.
Careless with the facts.
Stupid invasion of Grenada.
Cut and run from Lebanon.
George H.W. Bush.
Genuine WWII hero.
A bit “daffy”.
Never “got” the mood of the country.
Never a genuine liberal.
Deep empathy for and understanding of minorities.
“Don’t ask, don’t tell” fiasco.
George W Bush.
Puppet for his vice-President Cheney.
Two un-necessary wars.
A rascal and con-artist.
Barack H Obama.
Seems devoid of emotions/empathy.
Smart, but few political smarts.
The lesser of other evils.