So, okay. Zelenskyy was an entertainer before becoming President of Ukraine. And, like a certain other media personality turned president, he didn’t seem all that remarkable when he took office.
However, unlike that other media personality turned president, Zelenskyy showed up when shit got real.
A lot of folks are comparing him to Winston Churchill in his ability to inspire. That’s true, but it’s only part of the truth. When Churchill said “we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills,” Zelenskyy is actually in the trenches.
Not busting Churchill’s chops here. Different situation, different needs, Churchill was in the right place for him.
But god damn Zelenskyy has the cojones. Pay attention, Putin-worshipping Republicans. This is a strong leader.
This dude is, objectively, totally fucked. The odds of him living to 2023? Outlook not so good, as the Magic 8-ball says. He’s had multiple chances to bail and said no every time.
This is a guy not whining about bone spurs.