Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Obama's got sophrosyne, and he won't admit how he contracted it

I found this post thanks to enlightened conservative Andrew Sullivan's brilliant blog, The Daily Dish.

It seems like Mark Kleiman has put his finger on exactly what's so appealing about Barack Obama, and it's also what so distinguishes him from most of the leaders we've seen lately.

Sophrosyne. See if you can apply it to a single other candidate.

1 comment:

Roxanne Barger said...

Whomever you are, you are brilliant! You will not find another candidate who can be characterized as showing the epitomy of sophrosyne! I was so very pleased to see this statement as it is what's missing in most of us. Yes, you've nailed it. Barack Obama will become the next president of the United States because he has what this country has lost -- modesty and restraint. Thank you.