Too much force and then too little

American voters, responding  in part to what they saw as George W. Bush's and John McCain's excessively muscular foreign policies,  decided to elect  and then re-elect Barack Obama their president. Now they seem him as excessively passive, too slow to act and too easily suckered by  the machinations of such tyrants as Vladimir Putin. Thus the electorate displays the mass of  shifting confusions that make up each individual.