Earlier today, we had the unusual instance of a politician endorsing a former opponent for the Presidency. In today’s Wall Street Journal, we have the somewhat less rare instance of a former supporter arguing against his earlier endorsement. Mort Zuckerman has already made it clear that he regrets his decision to back Barack Obama on a number of occasions over the last thirteen months, and now he wonders whether Obama has the competency to address the national malaise at all. In fact, Zuckerman accuses Obama of having only one plan:
It is no surprise that many have begun to doubt the president’s leadership qualities. J.P. Morgan calls it the “competency crisis.” The president is not seen fighting for his own concrete goals, nor finding the right allies, especially leaders of business big or small. Instead, his latent hostility to the business community has provoked a mutual response of disrespect. This is lamentable given the unique role that small business especially plays in creating jobs.