Dave MacKenzie, party pooper

The Conservative MP extends his empathies to President Obama.

Oxford MP Dave MacKenzie worries there is too much “hope and expectations” for the new president, whom he describes as “bright, intelligent and personable.”

“I’m not sure the man can fulfill the expectations,” he said. “I’m not sure any man could. He is human and hampered by the times he is in.”

MacKenzie warned that while the economic downturn was triggered by the subprime crisis in the United States, it is now global. “The U.S. alone won’t be able to fix it,” he said.