EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: Only the President, only the President can break the logjam. His State of the Union was a profile in cowardice. His budget is a profile in cowardice. I hope there’s a secret plan he has here to come forward to lead us, but he hasn’t shown it yet.
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: The budget itself admits that it adds $7 trillion in debt over the next decade. And his own Secretary of the Treasury admitted in Congress this week that it is unsustainable. He did not lead and it is a huge failing.