February 4, 2008


Obama's toughness could be a question mark for voters (CHRISTOPHER WILLS, 2/04/08, Associated Press)

If Barack Obama is going to reach the White House, he'll have to convince voters that he's tough enough to handle both the political combat of a general election and the stresses of the presidency.

That's a bigger job for Obama than for most other presidential candidates.

At 46, he's younger than the others. He's a newcomer to the national scene, so voters haven't had as much time to weigh his strengths and weaknesses. And Obama can't reassure voters by pointing out how he handled some high-profile personal or political crisis.

...isn't supposed to be about trying to figure out whether your leader is up to the task.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 4, 2008 8:03 AM
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