Holding out for a Political Hero; Fresh from the Fight to Make Government Small
Byline: Amy Peikoff, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Now more than ever, Americans want to be inspired by their political leaders, and true leadership is needed desperately. The economy, not just in the United States but worldwide, is in dire straits. Rapidly escalating debt, overextended entitlement programs, immigration and health care all present domestic problems that require intelligent, principled solutions. Extremist movements are gaining political traction in volatile regions like the Middle East, and established rogue states either possess or are on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons.
But there is little to give inspiration in the 2012 presidential field. President Obama, who was elected in 2008 on a wave of enthusiasm and feel-good rhetoric, was a disappointment waiting to happen. The egalitarian nature of his goals coupled with the …
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Publication information: Article title: Holding out for a Political Hero; Fresh from the Fight to Make Government Small. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: February 16, 2012. Page number: B03. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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