The weirdest of political creatures is the sad soul who cannot fight hard, but then go have a beer with his political opponent. Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neil, then the Speaker of the House, were happy to share jokes after jousting with each other over public policy.
If Senator Obama needs my vote to win, he is in trouble. I don’t think he is qualified to be president and do not agree with him on most of the major issues, but that does not mean I have to dislike the guy. Following the Reagan-O’Neil example, here are five likable things about Senator Obama even if you are not going to vote for him.
Senator Obama is an outstanding speaker. If we have to listen to the fellow for four years, at least it will be easy to do. He speaks in paragraphs and not just sound bites. At his best he is a better orator than we have seen since Reagan.