An Incredibly Fascinating Human

"And those who praise Obama as a model father or husband for the black family do him a disservice. He’s a model, without asterisk for race."
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"Historical comparisons will be kind to him. You respect John F. Kennedy for his flair and wit, but wince at how he hurt his wife through numerous affairs. You admire Lyndon B. Johnson for his courage in civil rights, but are appalled at how bathroom-level bawdy he was in private. You appreciate Ronald Reagan for his charm and friendships across the aisle, but can’t ignore how dysfunctional his family was. Under Richard Nixon, the White House was a crime scene. Under Bill Clinton, it was a place of monumental self-indulgence."
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"What’s remarkable is that Obama hasn’t turned Nixonian or hard." 

With Obama, the Personal Is Presidential