Posts Tagged ‘rationality’

Good Quotations: Barack Obama (Or If You’re British, Obamer)

“I was amused — Jon Stewart, the host of ‘The Daily Show,’ apparently he is going to host a rally called something like Americans in Favor of a Return to Sanity or something like that. And his point was, you know, 70 percent of the people, it doesn’t matter what their political affiliation are, 70 percent of the folks are just like you, which is they’re going about their business, they’re working hard every day, they’re looking after their families. They don’t go around calling people names. They don’t make stuff up. They may not be following every single issue, because they just don’t have time. But they are just expecting some common sense and some courtesy in how people interact. And having those voices lifted up is really important. So hopefully, since they’ve got a whole bunch of cameras here, somebody was just listening to you.”

— Barack Obamer, speaking at a town hall meeting in Richmond, Virginia yesterday afternoon. You may not care for his policies, style, or field goals, but you have to appreciate his earnest appeals to rational numbers.