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    Posted January 15, 2013 by
    k3vsDad
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Obama’s next four years

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    Leadership #1 Necessity for Next 4 Years

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     k3vsDad told me, 'It seems as we head into a new term for the President and with a new Congress, the helm of state remains without a definitive captain steering the ship. No one in Congress is taking the lead. For the second time in as many years, the Vice President has had to be called up from the reserves to take the lead and forge a way through the tangled web. We elected a President to be the leader, not the Vice President. We elected the President to sit down with Congress and find common ground for the common good. It’s time to shine in the 2nd term with a real display of leadership.'
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    On  Sunday, President Barack Obama will be sworn in for a second term. What  I see most needed over the next 4 years is leadership. The President  must find a way to work with Congress. Leadership is not always getting  your way. Look at Lincoln holding together the Union in spite of fierce  opposition in Congress. Look at Clinton with the combative Newt  Gingrich. Both Presidents lead. Both Presidents navigated the boardroom  with finesse. This has been lacking in Obama's 1st term and is a  necessity for survival of the nation.

    The above was my contribution for a CNN iReport assignment. I flesh it out a bit below.

    From  the Cornfield, Mr. President it is time to step out front and find a  way to lead not just your own party, but also the loyal opposition.  Leadership is not dictating what will be, but rather sitting down with  those who must be won over and finding a way through the ideological and  philosophical forest to a clearing, a glade where common ground for the  common good may be found.

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