Michael Gerson on Obama

“Obama has joined the pantheon of progressive presidents. Some of them, such as the ruthlessly cheerful Franklin Roosevelt, were politically dominant. Others ended as political failures: Woodrow Wilson, cold, cerebral and unloved; Lyndon Johnson, passionate, prideful and broken. But each tested the limits of executive power, changed the relationship between citizens and the state, and inspired generations to love or disdain. Obama now belongs in this company.”

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One Response to Michael Gerson on Obama

  1. Mike Aubrey March 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm #

    But each tested the limits of executive power, changed the relationship between citizens and the state, and inspired generations to love or disdain. Obama now belongs in this company.”

    I don’t know. I understand the pointed, but this particular statement could be applied to plenty of non-progressive presidents too…

    for example…Abraham Lincoln…talk about testing the limits of executive power…

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