Yes, Obama's LinkedIn profile could use some sprucing up. Political pundits claim his outdated bullet points prove he is a passive aggressive President of the United States. Quite frankly, he needs to man up on his administration's accomplishments.
If you're not part of the 100 million or more professionals and organizations enrolled with the networking website, perhaps you're wondering "what is LinkedIn". And from the looks of it, Barack Obama is thinking the same thing.
Essentially, it is a network that gives you or your organization a platform to build a professional network by connecting with others in the same or similar industry.
Furthermore, it helps you build social connections so you can -- (drum roll) -- tout your accomplishments. According to Politico, this is where President Obama is falling short.
The president's profile has accumulated virtual dust from his days as the US senator from Illinois. The language sounds more like a person with a generic resume, who is answering a classified ad in the local newspaper.
"It must be about us -- it must be about what we can do together. It is about reclaiming the meaning of citizenship, restoring our sense of common purpose, and realizing that few obstacles can withstand the power of millions of voices calling for change," reads Obama's LinkedIn profile.
This is where the Republican establishment and those on the far left are racking up points in the argument against the president's tenacity during his first term. They say he has not done enough in highlighting the "Change" initiatives while in the Oval Office.
In other words, he's simply not "linked" in to the full potential of the networking site. Perhaps Obama is not braggadocious enough?
On the other hand Republican presidential candidates are not lagging in the bragging department.
Mitt Romney touts his health care initiatives and economic policy solutions. Rick Perry talks about jobs creation in Texas under his watch. Even Michele Bachmann boasts about her being the lone Republican that voiced concerns over Obama's debt ceiling proposal.
Therefore, when Barack Obama talks about his jobs package during his visit to LinkedIn's corporate headquarters in Silicon Valley, perhaps his tone should be:
"Yea, it was me -- not Bush -- who caught Osama Bin Laden. And who gave life to the dormant highway and roads construction projects? Me, that's who! Whether or not you agree, it was me who cared enough to reform healthcare. And yes, it was me who wants to get Americans back to work."
Mr. President, are you linked in?