Gene Healy: Introversion Isn't Obama's Problem, His Inability To Tell the Truth Is

Given the disaster his presidency has become, you can't blame the guy for wanting some alone time.


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It never fails. Whenever a president's approval ratings tank, out come the deep think pieces about how the president's personality flaws explain his political dilemma and ours. Obama's is his introversion, the experts say. It's a common trope — and as a congenital introvert, Gene Healy is sick of it. He argues that, simply put, Obama is a terrible president.