The âme-meâ personality president by Michael Reagan Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 12:07 am During the last debate, nearly 60 million of us got a good look at why Barack Obama has not been able to accomplish anything in four years. Itâs his patronizing, me-me personality. Did you see how condescending he was toward Mitt Romney, not to mention downright rude at times? Obamaâs more-presidential-than-thou attitude, which he did little to hide or dial back at the debate, should have reminded us of what happened in the first two weeks of his administration. Remember when he met with congressional leaders and said he wanted to come up with a bipartisan solution for the countryâs economic mess? It began with a spirit of compromise and mutual respect. But at one point, when Obama became displeased at the Republicansâ ideas for a recovery plan, he turned to House Minority Whip Eric Cantor and arrogantly said, âElections have consequences and Eric, I won.â The president spoke condescendingly to Cantor, and guess what? Nothing got accomplished in Washington. For nearly four years. But Obamaâs arrogant, condescending attitude to those mere mortals who are not rock-star politicians (or âeye candyâ for the women who watch âThe Viewâ) didnât start with his presidency. Itâs how he acted when he was a community organizer and itâs how heâs acted at every stage of his political life since then. He doesnât look at people and speak with people. He speaks down to people. And when you do that, you rarely succeed in getting anything done in politics or anywhere else. Even Obamaâs friends in Congress wonât cooperate with him. Theyâre tired of being talked down to, too. Democrats have not given him one positive vote for any budget he has put forward. Compare Barack Obama to Mitt Romneyâs way of working with people. Mittâs been successful at everything heâs tried. Itâs because he speaks with people. He embraces people. He works with people. He doesnât patronize or speak down to them. Ronald Reagan, in order to get all the things done in Washington that he did, also knew how to treat people. He embraced people â both his friends and his enemies. He never talked down to anyone in his life. My father also knew something about sharing credit that our Me-Me President clearly doesnât understand. My father had a plaque on his desk that read, âThere is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesnât mind who gets the credit.â Ronald Reagan knew that when youâre in Washington everyone wants to take credit for anything and everything that gets done. Not being willing to share the credit is another reason you wonât be able to accomplish anything. But this president has a real problem with giving credit. If he had a plaque on his desk, itâd read, âThe credit begins and stops here â with me.â Did you hear how many times the president said âIâ or âmeâ during the last debate? Did anyone hear a single âwe?â I donât know if anyone counted on Monday, but during a 25-minute stump speech in Ohio in July, Obama said the âIâ word 98 times and the âmeâ word 19 times. (A few weeks later, first lady Michelleâs total was 83 times in 25 minutes, so maybe it runs in the family.) As long as the president is going to use the words âIâ and âme,â âweâ are never going to accomplish anything in Washington if heâs in charge. All I can say, America, is that âIâ canât vote Obama out of office on Nov. 6. But âweâ sure can. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of âThe New Reagan Revolutionâ (St. Martinâs Press). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his websites at www.reagan.com and www.michaelereagan.com. Send comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com.