Posted by | February 25, 2008 12:44 | Filed under: Top Stories

Clearly, Barack Obama inspires. Deepak Chopra, at his Intent Blog, asks the key question, “Can Charisma Really Bring Change?”

What should America be restored to? First, a pre-Iraq status as a friendly power without military and ideological agendas. Second, a global leader on climate change. Third, a secular republic in which preachers don’t have influence over government policy. In one way or another, both Democratic contenders, Clinton and Obama, would make huge strides on all three fronts, and in addition they would repair the social safety net by providing health care reform.

Deepak says the one big change that would redefine out nation would be the end of nuclear arsenals and the dismantling of our arms industry.

If Obama can use his integrity and charisma to break the stranglehold of military spending, if he can restore America to a semblance of being a non-threatening power to the rest of the world, he will have accomplished the greatest political feat since the New Deal, which gave a struggling country a new identity. We need a new identity even more today. Let’s hope that charisma extends that far.

And let’s hope that if the nominee is Hillary Clinton, her integrity and competence would extend that far as well.

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