I was watching Meet The Press and one of the pundits from either the Washington Post or the New York Times wondered why Obama didn't seem to relate to ordinary people, since he was of "humble origins." Well, he might have started out "humble," but graduating from Harvard Law might make you feel like you are a member of the elite. Indeed, you might get some feedback from other members of the elite confirming your opinion of yourself.
While it would be tempting to blame everything on Harvard, one has to admit they do turn out some good people who actually listen to people and know how to think. FDR comes to mind, and Ralph Nader survived both Princeton and Harvard Law.
Elitists lecture people from on high, but successful politicians listen to and talk to people about how to solve their problems. If you cannot relate to people and their problems, you have no business being in politics.
Pervis J. Casey
Apr 20 2008 - 4:36pm