Pick one

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on September 10, 2008

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen is losing it. From his column yesterday:

In the biographies of both presidential candidates are episodes of pure wonderment. No man can read about McCain's time as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam and not wonder, "Could I do that?" For most of us, the answer -- the truthful answer -- is no.

For Obama, that episode has nothing to do with physical courage but much to do with moral commitment. At age 22 -- a graduate of Columbia University and already making good money as a financial researcher, he walked away to work with the unemployed and alienated in Chicago. Obama, who later went to Harvard Law School, knew precisely what a valuable commodity he was and how much money he could have made. He turned away from all that -- or, at least, postponed it, and not because community organizing was the route to political success. (Just name one.) Once again, ask yourself if you would have done it.

These are both episodes of pure wonderment? Seriously? Go to any college campus today tell the students they have to choose one of those futures to endure and then pretend to be shocked that they'd all choose Obama's path. I'm not saying that Obama didn't have noble intentions, but his "suffering" is a pinprick compared to what McCain endured.

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  1. In addition, I think many people would say, including me, that deciding to have a Down's Syndrome baby takes much more courage than taking a job as a community organizer. From everything I can tell Obama is woefully short of courage, while McCain has it in abundance. The only pure wonderment about Obama is how the left has projected all sorts of magical qualities on him.

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