Quote of the day, the New York Times edition

29 September 2010

We never thought we’d use a quote from any article by the progressive Thomas Friedman. H/T TigerHawk.

“The important Tea Party movement, which stretches from centrist Republicans to independents right through to centrist Democrats, understands this at a gut level and is looking for a leader with three characteristics. First, a patriot: a leader who is more interested in fighting for his country than his party. Second, a leader who persuades Americans that he or she actually has a plan not just to cut taxes or pump stimulus, but to do something much larger — to make America successful, thriving and respected again. And third, someone with the ability to lead in the face of uncertainty and not simply whine about how tough things are — a leader who believes his job is not to read the polls but to change the polls.”

Tom Friedman implying American exceptionalism is better than Chinese Communism? Waking up to Obama’s flawed ideology, and the good character of the American people?

Maybe.

Where there’s life there’s hope.

Update: Ace of Spades HQ has another take on Friedman’s column.

Update 2: At RedState Erick Erickson has a few things to say to Friedman.

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