The Barack Obama Presidential Library

The George W. Bush Presidential Library is being dedicated and opened this week. This prompts a thought: what might the future Barack Obama Presidential Library look like? Libraries dedicated to presidents are a combination of shrines, archives, monuments and sites meant to inspire. Wherever the site, it is never too soon to start the planning. Here are some thoughts provided as a public service to my nation. Presidential libraries usually have placards featuring memorable quotes from presidents. John Kennedy has "what can you do for your country" and many other quotes dreamt up by Ted Sorenson. Abraham Lincoln has the entire Gettysburg Address, "charity to all, malice towards none"; Franklin Roosevelt has "a date that will live in infamy"; "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself" and a slew of other ringing magisterial declarations. And Barack Obama? He rode a few cotton-candy words mainlined to Obama addicts in 2008 into the Oval Office: Hope, Change. Those two words will...(Read Full Article)

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