"It is a great advantage to a president, and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man." Calvin Coolidge
Energetic in body but indolent in mind, Barack Obama in his frenetic campaigning for a second term is promising to replicate his first term, although simply apologizing would be appropriate.
His long campaign's bilious tone — scurrilities about Mitt Romney as a monster of, at best, callous indifference; adolescent japes about "Romnesia" — is discordant coming from someone who has favorably compared his achievements to those of "any president" since Lincoln, with the "possible" exceptions of Lincoln, LBJ and FDR. Obama's oceanic self-esteem — no deficit there — may explain why he seems to smolder with resentment that he must actually ask for a second term.
Speaking of apologies, Syracuse University's law school should issue one for having graduated Joe Biden.
In the 2008 vice presidential debate, he condescendingly lectured Sarah Palin that Article I of the Constitution defines the executive branch. Actually, Article II does.
In this year's debate, he said overturning Roe v. Wade would "outlaw" abortion. Actually, this would just restore abortion as a subject for states to regulate as they choose.
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