Your last paragraph highlights the dilemma:
Sam Morrissey
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In the end, the Presidents who did the right thing in the face of opposition from their own party, the opposition and outside forces, ended up being more revered and respected then those who constantly and ONLY looked for consensus. Its a delicate balancing act….Obama only sought concensus from his inner circle who said “yes sir” and he disdained everyone else. We will pay the price for that and his legacy will be as the first Black President, who sounded good making speeches…that will be the up side.Sometimes being the leader is a lonely pursuit and not a popularity contest, Obama never figured that out, he needed the adulation, despite what people say about Trump, it’s more about GETTING IT DONE….all presidents are peacocks to some extent and I have never herd one admit they were wrong.

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