Over the past couple of weeks and months there has been a lot of comparisons between Putin and Obama. Which one is the better leader? Who is controlling who?
Currently Putin is enjoying a much more favorable approval rating than Obama, though that I find is due more to the massive control of Russian media giving great propaganda to Putin compared to the USA. Aside from that there is a feeling among many in the USA that Obama is showing weakness to a potential enemy.
This weakness is being felt by those in Russia. This is something a leader does not want his enemy to feel. On Friday, prime minister Dmitry Rogozin posted a picture on his twitter account of Obama and Putin:
Obama is holding a small poodle, very dangerous indeed, while Putin is shown with a cheetah, one of the fastest land animals and a known hunter. The translation of the post is “we have different values and allies”.
I guess with everyone else taking shots at Obama, so is Putin. Is this what Obama meant back in 2012 when he stated “This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility”.