Obama’s Listlessness

Preparation dictates our behavior. The more prepared we are for a test or a speech, the more likely we are to perform successfully.

But what happens when preparation becomes rote. That’s the feeling I got of Obama during Wednesday night’s debate.

Obama gets ready to run the US in the same routine every day. By nature, his energy and vim is going to wither. Preparing for the debate probably felt like another repetitious task.

How does Obama avoid the desultory speech? He’s got to change the daily work environment which he’ll never have time for.

Not knowing the ins and outs of US President’s day to day grind is in Romney’s favor. Ignorance makes Romney stronger.

Even if we love the game, work will still beat us up. This is the same reason we can’t exercise at 100% effort every day. Our muscles stop growing with routine. We may end up doing more harm than good.

Obama may be ready for another 4 years, but his routine isn’t. Vacation is only a temporary solve. Decay is his biggest enemy.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.