President Obama clearly wants to demonstrate that he’s in charge and focused on the challenges before him. That’s why he has seemed to be everywhere since taking office five weeks ago, including Canada, Indiana, Florida, Colorado, Arizona and Capitol Hill. He might want to think about lowering his profile, because the public also can take confidence in a president who’s quietly at work in the Oval Office. But Associated Press suggested Obama’s schedule has been comparable to that of President Bush in early 2001, when he was pushing his $1.6 trillion in tax cuts. And former Wichitan Ron Walters, director of the African American Leadership Center at the University of Maryland, sees a strategy in the salesmanship. “If he were not as active as he is, there would be a vacuum,” Walters told AP. “We’d be talking about a vacuum of leadership in the midst of these huge crises.”
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