At this time I am sure most of you have already seen clips of President Obama going in at the White House Correspondents Dinner. The president did a great job making fun of himself and also taking shots at his critics; some of the best moments were President Obama taking on Donald Trump. ‘The Donald’ sat in the audience as a guest of the Washington Post and sat there like a grumpy lump of coal as the president and the audience laughed at his expense.
While all the laughs were going down at the dinner on 4/30 and the president came across as relaxed and at ease in the moment; we had NO IDEA what was about to go down. We would learn later Sunday night is that on 4/29 the president authorized a surgical operation to take down Osama Bin Laden. Looking back on the situation the president took a chance of being heavily criticized if that operation failed.
Can you imagine the amount of criticism Obama would have been subject to if that mission would have failed?
Images of the president laughing and cracking jokes on Trump and other potential Republican candidates for president (Bachmann, Pawlenty, and Romney) would have been all over the TV giving his opponents plenty of material for the 2012 Election.
President Obama showed his range as a leader by delivering great moments during the correspondents dinner and then putting on his Commander-In-Chief hat 24 hours later in telling the nation that
Justice Had Been Served to the FBI Most Wanted Criminal; Osama Bin Laden!!
If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!