Author Says Terror War Poses Major Challenge to Obama’s Leadership

Middle Passage Press

December 29, 2009
for Immediate Release

Earl Ofari Hutchinson


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Author Says Terror War Poses Major Challenge to Obama’s Leadership

The failed airline terror attack poses a new and grave challenge to President Obama. The challenge is not just the threat of terror attacks on U.S. persons and property. The challenge is also to his leadership. In his new book How Obama Governed: The Year of Crisis and Challenge, author and political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson assesses the impact and consequences of the terrorism fight on the Obama administration.

Hutchinson notes that voters gave Obama consistently low ratings on his ability to wage the war against terrorism. The overwhelming majority of Americans said that Obama was too young, inexperienced, and too politically liberal to wage a tough, and relentless fight against terrorists abroad. The challenge to Obama, notes Hutchinson, is and will continue to be how to overcome voter negative view of his perceived weakness in the antiterror battle.

Hutchinson predicted that there would be major tests for Obama such as the failed airline attack that would make it imperative for him to take firm action to combat the threats. The American public will keep a close watch on Obama to see if he can act swiftly and resolutely when to thwart violence.

“How Obama reacts to the terror threats and even possible attacks,” says Hutchinson,” Will be a major deal maker or breaker for the voters in how they view Obama’s leadership.”

In How Obama Won, Hutchinson gives a no holds barred assessment of the make and break issues that confront Obama in 2010. These are the issues that will determine whether Obama can really deliver on his lofty promise of hope and change.


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