Posted by: chronicler55 | July 18, 2008

Krauthammer on point

It can be said that anyone who believes him or herself the most qualified to be President of the United States has a great opinion of him or herself.  It takes a huge amount of self-confidence to put yourself out there to suffer “the slings and arrows” of a national campaign.

Now, imagine the size of the ego it would take to believe yourself the most qualified to be president having taken part in 10 trials in 9 years; served as a state senator, and 142 days as a U.S. Senator.  That presumes an extremely steep learning curve for anyone.

Now, imagine additionally that such a politician claims the ability not only to change the country, but to change the world. 

Charles Krauthammer discusses Obama’s inflated opinion of himself in the following article.

The Audacity of Vanity.


Nonetheless, has there ever been a presidential nominee with a wider gap between his estimation of himself and the sum total of his lifetime achievements?

Obama is a three-year senator without a single important legislative achievement to his name, a former Illinois state senator who voted “present” nearly 130 times. As president of the Harvard Law Review, as law professor and as legislator, has he ever produced a single notable piece of scholarship? Written a single memorable article? His most memorable work is a biography of his favorite subject: himself.

This is a hard hitting article, one which I hope will provoke some thought among the previously dazzled.


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