Pins for Obama's balloon

Political columnist Clarence Page pens a column which promises to find something not to like about Obama, but fails to deliver anything damaging.

Michael Barone, columnist for U.S. News and World Report strikes at a more relevant issue: Obama lacks experience as an executive.

JFK's lack of administrative experience cost him dearly when it came to the Bay of Pigs fiasco, a failure which had its roots in adminstrative incompetence. Former President Eisenhower, a savvy administrator if there ever was one, saw what was happening and tried to warn Kennedy. Kennedy listened, but it was too late.

Obama would have to hire a strong chief of staff with Washington experience to deal with the bureaucracy and instill discipline in the White House. Both JFK and Clinton, as intellectually gifted as they were, never saw the importance of administrative structure, and it cost them.