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Attorney, Private Practice 2000-present Former Senate Legal Counsel 1994-2000, Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature Chief Consultant, 1985 Northern Marianas Constitutional Convention

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

White House Readiness

Dick Morris and Eileen McGann write:
Will [Barack Obama] be a good president? If he is half as skillful in serving as he has been in running, he can’t miss.
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been touting her experience as evidence she will be ready to act as the President must on "Day One." The theme begs the question of just what kind of readiness the Presidency requires of its occupant if the nation is to be well served. Morris and McGann have implicity answered this question, without directly raising it, observing that the "best evidence of Obama’s readiness to lead the nation is the ability with which he has run for president."

The most critical qualification for President is sound judgment, and Obama has it. Reviewing a number of "delicate questions and issues" Obama has faced in the course of the campaign, Morris and McGann demonstrate how the candidate has fairly consistently shown the "right feel" for how to handle obstacles and challenges.

Indeed. In a world of complexity and uncertainty, we need a President who can creatively find the right course through the application of sound judgment unbound from moribund mindsets of the past.

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