November 1, 2008

WHAT'S REMARKABLE GOT TO DO WITH IT?:

TNI Publishers Split on Endorsement (Robert F. Ellsworth and Dimitri K. Simes, 10.31.2008, The National Interest)

With just a few days before the presidential election, the publishers of The National Interest stand divided on who is the best choice for America. One of us, Robert Ellsworth, has already voted for Senator Barack Obama. Another, Dimitri Simes, will vote for Senator John McCain. But each of us has serious concerns about both candidates.

Before describing our reservations, however, let us state the obvious: the choice is between two truly remarkable men—one, the first African American nominated by a major party, has captivated not only Democrats but the nation with his charisma, eloquence and personification of change; the other, a genuine American hero, is a man of courage, independence and demonstrated ability to transcend party lines. The nation can be proud to have leaders of such caliber on the ballot.

In ordinary times, either would likely be a good president.


Huh? What in those descriptions suggests that either would be even competent as president?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 1, 2008 7:08 PM
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