What Becomes a Leader Most?
David Von Drehle's cover story "The Five Faces of Barack Obama" reassured me that Obama would be a good choice for President [Sept. 1]. The reason: he has the curiosity to look deeply into controversial issues. I am 80 years old and was raised in Wisconsin, where folks rarely considered anything from another perspective. Luckily for me, I did not go down that path. I opted to live in Alaska from 1949 on into its statehood. I can well appreciate Obama's ability to examine an idea or a policy that has...

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