Sometimes the fact that The Obamanation of Desolation was lazy and didn’t make any nominations to fill these positions is a good thing
“Sometimes the fact that The Obamanation of Desolation was lazy... is a good thing”
He really was lazy, as a matter of personal routine - below average for Presidents. In comparison, Trump has an exceptionally wide bandwidth for activity. He is able to keep so many big things progressing at the same time. He may be the most energetic US President ever. Maybe second to coffee fiend Teddy Roosevelt.
A few presidents, like Washington and Reagan, were renown for their excellent ability to pick talent, and let them run agencies. Trump picks talent, but then drives them to perform in overdrive. He holds people’s feet to the fire, in most every meeting. He sets aggressive goals and tracks them. And he has an uncanny ability to do this at a non-stop fast pace, over many broad and diverse topics at the same time. He is a Fortune 500 class manager, with a huge capacity like a supernova.
In comparison to focus and drive that Trump brings to his administration, Obama himself brought dithering and drift. It fell to staff to organize and drive their agenda. Obama himself was more of a front man to give the public speeches, who otherwise spent a lot of time lavishing in the perks and celebrity.