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Is Obama Really Committed to Leading the Gun Control Charge?

Corlyss Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:29 PM
The Question of the Ages: How involved is Obama in anything except crushing Republicans and golf? Repeated reports during the last 4 years described the Prez as "bored" "indifferent" "depressed at the rat race of governing" "detached" "unavailable" etc. Policy seems to make his eyes glaze over.

In the wake of Friday's ghastly events in Connecticut, many Americans -- politicians and pundits especially -- have added their voices to the "do something" chorus.  This impulse is understandable.  It's human.  Twenty-six innocent victims are dead, the majority of them precious young children.  The desire to help, to act, to fix can be overwhelming.  The president, a father of two young girls, has played the role of grief-counselor-in-chief in recent days; at times, he's barely managed to suppress his sadness and maintain his composure during public statements.  Pressure is now mounting on him to prominently champion new gun...