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Character, Policy and the Selection of Leaders

johnm h Wrote: Sep 06, 2012 8:50 AM
Good column. We have plenty of evidence about the character of both candidates and their vp picks. Romney panders, but his personal and professional life has consistently demonstrated strong character. Ryan is a policy wonk, but one of deep faith. Obama? Hardly. Biden? Ask Justice Thomas.

The end of Labor Day weekend in the United States traditionally has represented the beginning of U.S. presidential campaigns, though these days the campaign appears to be perpetual. In any case, Americans will be called on to vote for president in about two months, and the question is on what basis they ought to choose.

Many observers want to see intense debate over the issues, with...