President Obama ‘shoots from the hip’

Published 8:02 am Tuesday, July 28, 2009

To the editor:

President Obama has confirmed my fear of having a president with terrible judgment.

His recent accusation that the Cambridge, Mass., police “acted stupidly” in the arrest of a black college professor shows Obama makes decisions without gathering all the facts and analyzing the situation.

He automatically took the side of a fellow black, and berated the police, without any knowledge of the circumstances surrounding the event.

He should not be commenting on local police matters.

This only weakens the office of President of the United States.

President Obama has trouble thinking correctly and makes poor decisions when he is away from his aides, is not reading from a prepared speech and does not have a teleprompter in front of him. Also, he has exhibited a tendency to “shoot from the hip.” Do you trust him to take the 3 a.m. call? I don’t.

Donald A. Moskowitz
Londonderry, N.H.