Ruth Marcus on the “Where’s Waldo?” president:
For a man who won office talking about change we can believe in, Barack Obama can be a strangely passive president. There are a startling number of occasions in which the president has been missing in action — unwilling, reluctant or late to weigh in on the issue of the moment. He is, too often, more reactive than inspirational, more cautious than forceful.
Um… Ruth? This is surprising from a politician who made a career out of voting “present” on tough bills?