It's not really my job to save Barack Obama from the fate which hubris and ideological rigidity have reserved for him, but if he was interested in listening, the route back from the lowest approval ratings of any first-year president would be easy to point out.
All President Obama would have to do to immediately jump into respectable numbers in the polls and show that he is not part of the partisan disease symptomized by the draconian rule of Nancy Pelosi in the House, is to make a simple public statement. I'll even draft it for him to pass on to Jon Favreau or one of his other celebrity speechwriters for some polish.
(tonight or tomorrow morning, carried live on all networks)
My fellow Americans. I had been planning to fly to Copenhagen to attend the climate conference. Today I am here to tell you that I am not going to make that trip.
After watching video of the speeches made this week by dictators, tyrants, and greedy opportunists, I realize that this conference is not about the very real threat of global climate change. It has become a political power grab, a platform for propaganda and an all-out attack on America and the system of capitalism which has made it the most successful nation in the world.
I made up my mind after hearing genocidal dictator Robert Mugabe declare that the United States and capitalism were responsible for all the world's ills and hearing America-hating Marxist Hugo Chavez declare that he was glad to see the ghost of capitalism stalking the halls of the conference.
Their speeches were just the tip on the pyramid of evidence that this conference has been hijacked by extremists whose interest is the economic destruction of the United States by enacting punitive measures which our historically generous nation cannot afford to foot the bill for at this time of economic hardship.
My first concern is the American people. I want to use our resources to build jobs and restore prosperity and we cannot afford to send billions to nations which consider us their greatest enemy at a time when the American people need that money more.