Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Nation Needs a Leader -- Thomas Paine Review

In retrospect, LBJ looks a good deal more sympathetic (or just pathetic) by comparison to how I saw him then. I wasn't old enough to vote for him and sure as hell didn't support him. In 1968, we supported McCarthy -- we demonstrated against LBJ. Despised Bobby Kennedy ... can't even remember why for certain ... and in retrospect that looks harsh to me, too.

So I do try to show a little wisdom in dealing with Obama. But he's a great disappointment and, for my part, I attribute it to a failure of leadership on his part. The hand-writing was on the wall from the start. You don't get to be first black editor of the Harvard Law Review by stepping on people's toes. This guy has been a deal-maker from the get-go. Can you say .... "c-h-i-c-a-g-o...."   sigh ...........

The nation needs a leader, but I fear the one we get will not be the one we need ... rather, it will be the one we deserve.

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