You learn how to be a gracious winner and an outstanding loser. – Joe Namath
For 2,882 days Barack Obama has held title “President.”
What a national and global mess to unscrew.
Any in the best interest of America?
And that is exactly why Mr. Trump, in a landslide, avalanche, tsunami, or whatever you want to call it, is now President-elect.
Since his crushing win, Mr. Trump’s been de facto President.
He acts and speaks as a President.
America is turning to him.
The world is watching, listening, and calling him.
And all the while he’s seating a Cabinet like a President—carefully selecting experienced, accomplished, capable adults to serve and advise a President.
Generals and Captains of Industry are answering the call of duty.
Where does that leave technically “President” Obama?
Hanging—in the “Irrelevant” column.
What should the irrelevant do?
During the next 38 days?
Stay out of the way.
Take notes on how things ought to have been done.
Then, come 20 January 2017, watch …
An American President in action.
The world fall in.
How quickly a former President is so yesterday.
From a Super Bowl champ quarterback’s perspective, today we see …
Mr. Trump carry himself a gracious, yet engaged and determined, winner.
If only Mr. Obama, and his chosen failed successor, would behave the outstanding loser. Neither gets a pass; from Joe nor me.