I was in England on August 8, 1974 when Richard Nixon became the first US president to resign while in office. It was a stunning demise for a formidable politician who served as vice president, lost the 1960 presidential race to JFK, then rose from the ashes to be elected POTUS in 1968 and re-elected in 1972.
The bottom fell out when he was caught at the helm of a minor political break-in that became known as Watergate--and then lied about it. Years of malaise, including the inept presidency of Jimmy Carter, followed in his wake.
I've been thinking for six long years about the failing presidency of Barack Obama. As jihadists be-head an American journalist, Russia subtly invades Ukraine, racial riots explode in Missouri, the US economy subsists on life support, and the national debt nears 18 trillion dollars--while President Obama vacations and plays golf--I'm wondering if another US president should resign for the good of the nation.
Two prominent women--one a secular progressive and the other a conservative--beat me to the punch this week.
Here are their sobering words for all of us to consider.