Saturday, November 16, 2013


That magical force of personality shows up periodically in our presidents. In my lifetime, Kennedy, Reagan, Clinton, and Obama come to mind as charismatic leaders.  If you are interested in the subject - and how it plays out poorly for our current president - you can read about it here.  Preferring to dwell on the positive, I give you this excerpt:

"During his first campaign, Mr. Obama had paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a "transformational" president and hinted that he aspired to a presidency of that kind. But the Reagan presidency was about America, and never about Ronald Reagan. Reagan was never a scold or a narcissist. He stood in awe of America, and of its capacity for renewal. There was forgiveness in Reagan, right alongside the belief in the things that mattered about America—free people charting their own path."

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