“We can change the world” is a completely commonplace claim, but frankly we have had quite enough of Presidents on a mission to “change the world.” We don’t need planet-savers and world-changers. We need some minimally competent executive who can occasionally veto an oversized budget and not start wars. --Daniel Larison
I must confess, perhaps because I find Hillary so dreary, that part of me wants to resonate with Sen. Obama's contentless calls to transcendence and unity. My rational brain, however, wants a competent immobiliste and nay-sayer, not a Pied Piper tootling the flute of Hope.