I can close my eyes and still visualize President Eisenhower warn of the dangers of the "military-industrial complex."
My personal impressions of the 1960 Kennedy-Nixon debate remain. I don't need to revisit them on some CNN documentary.
|Vaughn Meader on TV in 1962 as JFK|
|President Reagan: "Tear Down That Wall" Speech|
All of the above were educated men, articulate, choosing or reading their words before the nation carefully. None, in my opinion, possessed the total skill set of Barack Obama.
Obama's words at the Dallas memorial for five slain police officers, spoken from the heart, were nothing short of magnificent, carefully walking the emotional tightrope between police officers murdered while defending the community and the recent proliferation of videos showing black men unnecessarily gunned down by police.
Hillary Clinton does not possess Obama's dexterity in approaching sensitive, possibly explosive issues.
Donald Trump? If I need to answer that, you may not be thinking independently, free from partisanship.
Sometime, during the first national tragedy of 2017, many of us will quickly realize the void left by Barack Obama as so-called Comforter-in-Chief.