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  •  The sad thing is ... (9+ / 0-)

    ... for all those who still insist he is a great President ...

    I sincerely believe he could have been ... one of the greatest.  It was all there.

    He had everything going for him, an historic opportunity -- unprecedented American and worldwide enthusiasm and goodwill, a Republican party on the ropes and held in unprecedented shame and contempt, a country genuinely ready for CHANGE and looking for inspiring leadership toward that change ...

    And he blew it.  He blew it.  

    He could have been a great President, and a great leader ...and instead he chose to be a politician ... and a status-quo politician at that.  It is the victory of the cynical.

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