Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Being Non-Partisan

President-elect Obama's dinner at conservative George Will's house yesterday evening, where the guest were other conservative writers including the New York Times columnist David Brooks, Weekly Standard's William Kristol, and Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post, indicates that he is compeletly not interested in partisan politics. It also indicates that President-elect Obama is confident in his ability to lead all of the people.

Some might say that this dinner was just a gesture. But gestures matter! This one as well as a great many others will go a long way in fostering the proper mindset necessary to move us forward together as a nation. It will also bring the far Right and far Left together, bringing a more centrist politics. We want the same thing, both the Right and Left, even if idealogically we differ. We want a better America for all Americans and to be a responsible member of the world community.

America, this is our time!


John O'Leary said...

Judith, I hadn't heard about this dinner. A VERY wise move for Obama. All of the folks you mentioned have been known to break with the herd mentality at times and think for themselves (Will and Brooks have really surprised me with some of their columns this year) - so gatherings such as these could be the occasion for some original thinking.

judith ellis said...

John, I agree. Smart decision indeed. I have always been impressed with Will and Brooks, even when I have not agree with them.

Both have been particularly non-partisan during the election period and this was undoubtedly duly noted by the President-elect.

I am particularly pleased with this gathering.