An interesting article over at The American Thinker makes a salient point about the passive and indecisive nature of Barack Obama. He is most definitely a Beta Male type. A follower, not a leader. While this type of behavior may work well as a personal mechanism for some individuals, it is not a good method of leadership, and it explains why the rest of the world now sees the US as weak. Because Obama is weak.
From The American Thinker:
We’re all somewhat familiar with the body language dogs display when they greet each other. The dominant alpha male approaches directly, asserting his authority, while the beta male genuflects, crouches, tucks his tail, and may even end up on his back, exposing his neck in acquiescence, making sure the alpha male knows he has no intention of challenging him. With his “we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist” opening to the world’s dictators, the President is exhibiting classic beta male behavior, in essence rolling over on his back and exposing his throat to them to make sure they know he has no intention of challenging their authority.
Of course, the problem is that he’s not simply exposing his throat, he’s exposing America’s collective throat, sending the message that he’s a typical beta male intent on submitting to all the alpha male leaders around the world, and damn the consequences. His response to the discovery of Iran’s newest, and heretofore “secret,” nuclear facility was, as Daniel Henninger (Wall Street Journal, October 1, 2009) points out, to have our State Department offer to start a direct dialogue with the tyrannical Burmese regime.
Please read the remainder of this excellent article here.