Posts tagged ‘Barack Obama’
Nice work Obama!
Obama’s Cybersecurity Initiative Wins Praise
Grant Gross, IDG News Service
U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement Friday of a new cybersecurity push by the U.S. government won widespread praise from the technology industry, with many people saying his attention to the issue is a major step toward better securing the nation’s computer networks.
Obama’s announcement and an accompanying cybersecurity report largely contained ideas long called for by various cybersecurity experts, but the largest benefit of Friday’s announcement was that Obama lent his name to the fight against cybercrime, said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, a trade group focused on cybersecurity.
“A lot of the things that were discussed this morning have been said before, but it is a very big deal when the president says them,” Clinton said. “The fact that this is elevated to the presidential level … that is a big deal.”
Obama announced that he will appoint a national cybersecurity coordinator, who will report directly to the president, and the U.S. government will collaborate with private groups to create a comprehensive national cybersecurity policy.
Daniel Gross of Slate writes about 3 days that he says killed McCain’s campaign in an excellent and to-the-point essay last night. I think he’s exactly right – but I think he left out one very important date that crippled the campaign: August 29th.
On August 29th, John McCain announced his first “presidential” decision – the choice of a running mate. While the shiny new wrapper was impressive for a couple of weeks, it did not last. As Gross says of September 15th, this date was also a twin killer. First, the thought of the uninformed, power-abusing, bible-thumping, ultra-right-winger as the President of the USA hurt the campaign. Because this decision was John’s, and John’s alone, it also reflects very poorly on his judgement and decision makig process.
His other 3 dates were also disasterous: Proclaiming the economy is still strong, halting his campaign but accomplishing nothing, and using the 3rd debate to regail voters with the economic insight of Joe Wurzelbacher.
September 24, 2008
The Day John McCain Lost the Election
Today 5 major papers from 5 major US markets announced endorsements for the presidential race. The papers were from New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. The Chicago and DC papers are nationally known as “Conservative” papers. I think you can see where this is going:
The idea of “leadership” must include knowledge, learnedness and insight.
Let’s look at the educational background of your two options:
Occidental College – Two years.
Columbia University – B.A. Political Science with a specialization in International Relations.
Harvard – Juris Doctor (J.D.) Magna Cum Laude
(J.D. is a doctor of law, the legal counterpart to M.D.)
University of Delaware – B.A. in History and B.A. in Political Science.
Syracuse University College of Law – Juris Doctor (J.D.)
United States Naval Academy – Class rank 894 of 899
Hawaii Pacific University – 1 semester
North Idaho College – 2 semesters – general study
University of Idaho – 2 semesters – journalism
Matanuska-Susitna College – 1 semester
University of Idaho – 3 semesters – B.A. in journalism
Now, which team are you going to hire ?