September 26, 2016

COME BACK JEB!:

Who can inspire civility in the presidential campaign? (Monitor's Editorial Board SEPTEMBER 26, 2016, CS Monitor)

Voters could use a few examples of how politicians should behave. They need look no further than the mutual respect often seen between those who have already occupied the White House - many of whom were once bitter foes.

Last Saturday, for example, President Obama and former President George W. Bush opened the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. Mr. Bush helped launch the project and Mr. Obama, as the first black president, had the honor to see it finished. Their warmth toward each other was again on display. First lady Michelle Obama even gave Bush a hug, which made him glow.


A similar close relationship now exists between Bill Clinton and the man he beat in 1992, George H.W. Bush. They are not only friendly but have worked on projects together.

The big thing is not just that they're decent men, but that they have so few significant political differences.  The funny thing is that the one guy none of them can stand is Jimmy Carter.
Posted by at September 26, 2016 6:58 PM

  

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