The media this morning are talking down Mr Obama. So let me say three good things about him.
My first cheer is for his rapid U turn on protectionism. When he saw the reaction and the possible tit for tat moves other countries could make, he changed the policy.That is very good news.
My second cheer is because he has announced he wants the USA and Russia to cut their nuclear warheads by 80%. He is right to do it bilaterally. The UK has already slashed her warheads, so it willl be good news if the world’s large nuclear powers are able to do the same.
My third cheer is because he accepted responsibility and admitted his errors when three of his nominees for high office had to withdraw. That is so refreshing for those of us who live under a UK government that never admits a mistake.