A Global Leader

I am wondering when TIME will elevate Barack Obama to sainthood. That he is the first African-American (50%) President is a great historic achievement [Jan. 26]. But beside this, could TIME enlighten readers as to his outstanding legislative achievements in Illinois or the Senate, or the executive experience that qualifies him for the presidency and thus to be some sort of reincarnation of Lincoln? To be an oratorical superstar does not make him a savior. Let's talk about his real record a year from now.
Charles G. Kormendy, FRANKFURT, GERMANY

To suggest that Obama has not had...

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