Wednesday, February 06, 2008

1, 2, 3, 4, What are we looking for?

Some food for thought: In the wake of Stupor Tuesday, I came across quotes regarding presidential qualifications from a pundit post that should apply to any candidate red, white or blue.

"Every presidential election is a renewal," said [David] McCullough. "Like spring, it brings up all the juices. The people are so tired of contrivance and fabrication and hokum. They really want to be stirred in their spirit. That's when we are at our best. The great presidents are people who caused those who follow them to do more than they thought they were capable of."

"The American people," said Cornel West, "want a statesman who will tell the truth about our collective life together, good and bad, up and down, vices and virtues. That is the ultimate act of respect for the American people."

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