I just listened to President Obama's speach/rant on the fiscal cliff negotiations. In it was a distillation of all the characteristics he has that have completely lost any respect he may have deserved. He is a shallow, selfish, petty man who could not lead anyone out of a wet paper bag. Never in his presidency has he provided leadership or shown any fortitude. As president he is supposed to lead and take responsibility but for 4+ years he has failed and in his own words "lead from behind". He let Pelosi & Reid take charge of the healthcare debate. He takes credit for things he hasn't earned and cheapens his office. Even in this last minute work to avoid the cliff he offers nothing but cutting comments and petty actions. He added nothing took no action from mid November til he came back from Hawii at the last minute. Yet still he did nothing but call press conferences appear on 60 minutes. What does he offer nothing but cheap shots. I am tired of his posing and supercillious attitude. Grow up BHO and fill the part you campaigned for.