“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
From that day on Putin had no respect for a pantywaist who didn't know how to play geopolitic chess.
Almost a year ago when Obama kept moving the "red line" in the sand during the Syrian crisis and got into a staring match with Putin and Obama blinked, Obama went in front of the world calming that geopolitics was obsolete in the 21st Century. All of the worlds leaders laughed at Obama. The world doesn't automatically change because of a date on a calendar. All of the world leaders after having a good laugh that the world changed at midnight on January 1st, 2000 went back to geopolitics.
Obama believes the world should be as he visions it to be. 99.9% of the people in the world don't vision the world as Obama does.