Watch this video and tell me that he isn’t following in the footsteps of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
What encourages me most is that President Elect Obama gets it. He understands that our economy is in a major mess. But more than that, he offers a way out of the mess. That is true leadership.
I have the feeling that historians will favorably compare Barack Obama to FDR. There are parallels between the two. In the case of FDR he overcame his disability, in the case of Obama he overcame the inherent racism that still exists in the United States.
FDR did his fireside chats, Obama does his YouTube updates. It’s beautiful.