No Gold Medals for Obama

When I was teaching at Indiana University in the early 1970s, one of the undergraduates at the university was Mark Spitz, an NCAA champion swimmer who went on to win seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympics.  Spitz was a legendary athlete known for his endless hours of training and practice in the service of a clear goal. With his remarkable work ethic, Mark Spitz would make an excellent role model for anyone, but especially for the present occupant of the White House.  Spitz's success as an athlete did not come easily, nor it did not come about overnight.  It was the result of tens of thousands of hours of strenuous training guided by a long-term plan. By contrast, President Obama does not seem to have a credible plan, and even if he did, he seems incapable of working patiently toward a goal.  Half the time, it seems, the President is on the golf course, shooting hoops with his buddies on the White House court, or vacationing on Martha's Vineyard with...(Read Full Article)