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Mandela's Lessons

Our current presidential candidates should take some lessons from Nelson Mandela [July 21]. Like most Americans, I am disappointed by the lack of leadership in this country and the lack of long-term solutions to the present state of the nation. I imagine it was the belief in his ideals and principles that kept Mandela alive under unspeakable hardship. Our current and prospective leaders should never forget that idealism and consistency--not the week's polls--are what truly distinguish the great leaders in our history. Michael Osorio, ORLANDO, FLA.

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