President Obama and Elementary Education
Back in the day (before social promotions really took root), if you were a poor student, you might have to repeat the grade you thought you’d just finished. “Sixth grade for Barry again?” Mom and Dad ask.
“Consider it a mulligan,” Mr. Bagelhooper, Barry’s teacher, says.
And as far as politics goes, Barack Obama, who should be constrained to his place in history as a one-term failure, is asking the American people for a presidential mulligan.
It violates one’s sense of… sensibility to bring Obama back for a second term given the epic failures of his first.
But yet, as it’s said, you get the political leadership you deserve.