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    S. WrightOct 29, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    Kevin, if we currently had a leader who was more engaged and knew how to communicate with us in an honest, sincere way, the country might not be so fearful. The President of the United States has always taken on the role of the “daddy” of the country. A recent poll today indicated that 80% currently feel fearful and don’t believe that our leader knows how to handle the situations that we face. If he were more aggressive in his intelligence gathering and reacting to that information before things happen, we probably wouldn’t be dealing with the ISIS threat today. Obama was aware of the formation of ISIS (many formerly from Alqaeda) a year ago and did nothing about it. Obama’s reaction to ISIS, ebola, Benghazi, the IRS scandal, Fast & Furious, the NHS), is to ignor/downplay it for a while and see if the people (his voter base) get upset. That’s when he’ll remark that he didn’t know about it until he saw it on TV, and then, maybe, he’ll speak to the people and react. No one seems to be held accountable – unless they run into the White House unannounced. Another thing to consider is lack of preparedness for the job of President. Obama was a community organizer, and then a Senator for 768 days. He speaks very eloquently – but these days, talk is cheap.

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    David BaileyOct 28, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    As a military retiree, I must comment on the fallacy of this opinion. While not ALL Americans are threatened, SOME Americans are most assuredly threatened. The military, and our national leaders, are charged with the task of keeping ALL Americans safe. So while most of us will not have to face Ebola or terrorism first hand, we should all still be concerned if other Americans are at risk. We rise and fall as a nation. We are one. Our leaders understand that and they strive to protect each and every one of us – as it should be.