Obama’s leadership failure. “The ‘fiscal cliff’ is a massive failure of presidential leadership. … Government can no longer fulfill all the promises it has made to various constituencies. Some promises will be reduced or disavowed. Which ones? Why? Only the president can pose these questions in a way that starts a national conversation over the choices to be made, but doing so requires the president to tell people things they don’t want to hear. … Barack Obama has refused to play this role.” Ah, all that is Bush’s problem. And, by the way… free birth control!