The brilliance of the Obama and Kennedy campaigns may have been each candidate's ability to ask voters to put their faith in what they might not be ready for; to make them wonder if Americans could transcend bigotry; and then to convince them that, in order to face the daunting future, they must.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Perriello's Book Review, JFK and Obama
Yesterday, Rep. Perriello reviewed the book The Making of a Catholic President, by Shaun Casey, for the Washington Post. In the review, Perriello relates some of his campaign experiences, especially those revolving around the excitement of electing the first African-American President, with Casey's portrayal of the nation's interest in electing the first Catholic President. Money quote: