A USA Today/Gallup poll conducted Friday asked voters whether particular characteristics applied to the major presidential contenders. Is honest and trustworthy? McCain: 67% Obama: 63% Clinton: 44% In the same poll, 47% said Hillborg is “someone you would be proud to have as president (compared to 57% for Obama and 55% for McCain). Apparently three […]
When that red phone rings, I want a president who responds directly, in his own words. I want an executive who confronts divisions instead of exploiting them. I want a commander-in-chief willing to challenge friend and foe alike, one who resists easy equivocation. Today’s speech revealed plenty about how Obama would lead. Instead of conventional pandering, or a convenient change of subject, […]
I suspect he seizes it, which isn’t to dismiss the impact of his pastor’s statements. There’s no defending them — Obama shouldn’t try, nor should he deny having ever heard them. He should speak directly about race in America and how his candidacy figures into the conversation. Boldness will serve him well.