“As I grow older, I am
increasingly fascinated by our founding fathers. The challenges they
faced and the compromises they made, good and bad, to create a nation
have inspired us and people around the world. I wish today’s political
leaders, especially in Washington, would show the courage and
willingness to fight for what they believe in, but possess an
understanding of the need to compromise to solve the nation’s problems.
They all need to go off and read 1787.
His recommendation for President Obama: The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam.
“Theories and grand ideas are important. But they seldom unfold as planned. People — it is all about people.”