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← Civility in American Politics: How to Get (Some of) it Back

Stafford Gordon's Avatar Jump to comment 6 by Stafford Gordon

Some refreshing points are made here.

President Eisenhower was a gentleman, and all the stronger for it. Without uttering a word against him, he managed to keep his Vice President Richard Nixon out of the frame because he didn't trust him; it was all done by manoeuvres.

I have to say that I think it's a mistake when people slag off the religious. I admire people who can argue their case forcefully without resorting to personal jibes, it demonstrates self discipline.

Thinking someone is a prat is ok, but saying so is a weak strategy, and distracts focus from the subject under discussion.

President Obama has the capability of keeping things "scrictly business.", and it's a great strength.

In that regard he could pass for an English man!

Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:23:41 UTC | #930757