Where Are The Leaders?

Now that both political conventions have ended, I think it’s fair to make comparisons.

In watching the Republican National Convention, you saw a collection of mostly angry old white men.  Moreover, you saw few people who would deserve the title of leader.  Not Romney.  And certainly not Ryan.

As in 2008, the people on display not only seemed mean-spirited.  They were largely untruthful.  Those who have elbowed their way to the top of the GOP seem hollow; devoid of compassion and lacking ideas that would benefit anyone but the powerful and rich.

By contrast, there were many leaders on display at the Democratic National Convention; people with vision.  One doesn’t have to stretch the imagination to see Cory Booker, Tammy Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren, Ted Strickland, Julian Castro, Duval Patrick, and Vice-President Joe Biden occupying the White House.  And, of course, President Barack Obama seemed as presidential as ever.

Given the contrast, it’s difficult to imagine that the GOP will win the White House in the near future.  Of course, there’s always the possibility that their lies and voter suppression efforts might allow them to steal an election as they did in 2000.

Let’s make sure that voter turnout for President Obama is so overwhelming that the GOP’s attempts fail!