Category Archives: Obama as Role Model

Introspection

Okay, like running out the cannon on an eighteenth century ship of the line as you are going into battle, let’s run out the clichés – Americans are not introspective. We don’t agonize over decisions – we just decide, and … Continue reading

Posted in Bush's Indifference to Anyone's Opinion, Bush's Personality, Introspection, Obama and Religion, Obama as FDR, Obama as Role Model, Obama the Pragmatist, Obama Win Changes How We Think, The French | Leave a comment

Changing Expectations

We Americans are a funny lot – we like exceptional people, the extraordinarily talented entertainer, the artist who moves us all, or the athlete who does the impossible at just the right moment, sinking that shot at the buzzer or … Continue reading

Posted in Anti-Intellectualism, Conservative Anti-Intellectualism, Dumb is Good and Smart is Bad, Elite is Good, Elitism, McCain, Obama, Obama as Role Model, Obama as the Grown-Up, Obama Calm and Steady, Obama's Professionalism, Palin Unqualified, Sarah Palin, Thoughtlessness as a Virtue | 1 Comment