May 04, 2007

That's our (other) boy

“I take away,” Obama answered in a rush of words, “the compelling idea that there’s serious evil in the world, and hardship and pain. And we should be humble and modest in our belief we can eliminate those things. But we shouldn’t use that as an excuse for cynicism and inaction. I take away ... the sense we have to make these efforts knowing they are hard, and not swinging from naïve idealism to bitter realism.”


Quoted in David Brooks's 4/26 NYT column: Obama: Gospel and Verse

1 comment:

Alesia said...

From your lips, Barack, to the voters's ears. Amen.