On the whole I am missing him despite the many problems. But then, I always thought I would miss him. What of all those who ranted and raved about the rough cowboy and welcomed the ultra-sophisticated Barack Obama. Things would now be different, they sighed contentedly.
So they are proving to be. President Obama, unlike his predecessor, will not be attending the annual EU-US Summit because ... well ... because he does not feel like it and, anyway, he does not think it is very important. Maybe he is right, but his decision has come as a bit of a shock to the Spanish Presidency who are to host the event. How do you have a Summit if one side prefers to do something else? Maybe he will send a video of himself praising himself and telling the EU leaders that everything that happened in European history was worthwhile as it led inexorably to the election of Barack Obama to be POTUS.
Are they missing President Bush yet?