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Jon Steiger

It pains me to say so, but I agree. In our system of American democracy, focusing on the political part, it is so much easier to "be real" (Cf. Velveteen Rabbit) if you are not beholden to the mob (the root of the Greek word democracy is mob) to be re-elected. This principle is also somewhat true if you do not owe to much on account of being elected; case in point: New Jersey's present governor.

Before we get too gushy about the President, let's wait and see the path he takes us down. I predict that near the end of his second term we will either be at war with Iran (or at the brink) and there will be a raging national debate about restoring the draft.

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