Markus Feldenkirchen at Spiegel writes:
If Barack Obama accomplished one thing in Berlin, it was to make it painfully obvious just how uninspiring German politicians are.
And our crop of politicians are picayune too. It’s audacious to seek leadership without the will and the skill of taking us to a better place.
The ‘technocracy’ of this 2008 election annoys me. McCain will tweak a tax policy, a healthcare rule, and appoint pro-life department heads, grumping into the future under a herald of cynicism and war! Who cares?
A leader inspires. We carry out the work. Obama is asking us to choose a better future.