Mike Harris, a
financial editor at Veterans Today, says President Obama has not yet addressed
America’s "fundamental problems."
He told the U.S. Desk that Obama has done at least one “significant” thing so far, which is the appointment of Senator Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense. “I think that was a brilliant move.”
But he admitted
that so many problems are still unresolved. “We have an unemployment problem, we
have a financial problem, we have economic problems, [and] we have a problem
with rampant criminality in the government and within Wall Street. And none of
these problems are being addressed by either party.”
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has accused President Obama of flying around the country "berating Republicans" instead of digging into the hard work of bringing both sides together to avoid the so-called sequester. He has said that "the president should be the “leader of the nation” and “brings people together, does the deals, does the trades, knocks the heads together,” but “I don't see that kind of leadership happening right now."
Harris says he believes Obama “is still jockeying for political position for the Democrats versus the Republicans.” “I think it’s time for the nation to become trans-partisan."