Here's a "3 AM phone call" for the Leader of the Free World:
The Thug-ocratic Iranian Mullahs steal a national election so flagrantly that not a soul in the world, besides perhaps Jimmy Carter, believes the official results. In response, the longsuffering Iranian People take to the streets to protest their hated totalitarian government (which just coincidentally happens to be on the short list of America's most dangerous enemies), and that government predictably rolls out the shock troops to crack some heads, which they do with gusto, shooting dead several democracy protesters for good measure.
Now, Liberals never tire of reminding us of how complex the issues are, so if you are a Liberal this may seem like a tough call, but let's try a little thought experiment: imagine that you are the President of the United States of America -- that's the home of the Declaration of Independence, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and the longest-running government of, by and for the People in the world -- who do you side with, the pro-democracy protestors filling the streets of Tehran or the ruling Mullahs re-enacting Tianamen Square?
Barack Obama, whose idea of moral courage is to circle the globe apologizing for America at every lay-over, sizes up the situation and couragously votes "Present."
Americans were promised a post-partisan, post-racial presidency, but while the President has failed to deliver on either of those platitudes, Obama does seem to have what it takes to establish a Post-Leadership Presidency.