Obama on the Offensive

Despite what the naysayers tell us about Senator Barack Obama's supposed inexperience, he is what this country needs after seven years of outrageous mismanagement by the grossly incompetent incumbent [Dec. 10]. In my native land, the pessimists said Corazon Aquino and her lack of experience didn't stand a chance against President Ferdinand Marcos in 1986. History proved them wrong. A unifying figure like Aquino, without the usual political baggage that accompanies experience, was what the Philippines needed at the time. Obama presents himself as a conciliatory figure whose crossover appeal can help bridge the gap between blue and red staters. He...

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