Erik Larson

Oct 15, 2008

The Last Stand

McCain might still win if he warms to Obama, looking at him sincerely and showing him palpable respect as a worthy adversary. His downward trend tracks interestingly with his increasing “grumpy, I don’t have to listen to you” demeanor. Change agents—real change agents—tend to be remarkable human beings as well. A fortiori encumbents who run on change must also run on some large, evident quality of humanness—of intelligent sensitivity—that provides the public confidence that makes all else possible.