Ok. Who is Susan Eisenhower? Somewhere in a dusty attic, there is a dollar coin with General Dwight D. Eisenhower, our 34th president’s face on it.. Susan Eisenhower knows him as granddad.
Today’s big news on the political front is John McCain launching a cross country campaign tour; Hillary Clinton saying even a Passion of Christ style beating won’t stop her blind ambition; and Republicans aka Obamacans poking their heads out of the sand to publicly voice support for Barack Obama.
50 Cent might be confused about who and what to believe..
.. but here’s the granddaughter of the Supreme Commander of World War II and two term Republican president, writing an editorial saying her grandfather needed cross party support to be elected and if Obama is the Democratic nominee, she’ll do all she can to get him in office too.
Most definitely check the whole thing - “Why I’m Backing Obama”
Here’s the big snip..
Forty-seven years ago, my grandfather Dwight D. Eisenhower bid farewell to a nation he had served for more than five decades. In his televised address, Ike famously coined the term “military-industrial complex,” and he offered advice that is still relevant today. “As we peer into society’s future,” he said, we “must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow.”
Deep in America’s heart, I believe, is the nagging fear that our best years as a nation may be over. We are disliked overseas and feel insecure at home. We watch as our federal budget hemorrhages red ink and our civil liberties are eroded. Crises in energy, health care and education threaten our way of life and our ability to compete internationally. There are also the issues of a costly, unpopular war; a long-neglected infrastructure; and an aging and increasingly needy population.
The biggest barrier to rolling up our sleeves and preparing for a better future is our own apathy, fear or immobility. We have been living in a zero-sum political environment where all heads have been lowered to avert being lopped off by angry, noisy extremists.
I am convinced that Barack Obama is the one presidential candidate today who can encourage ordinary Americans to stand straight again; he is a man who can salve our national wounds and both inspire and pursue genuine bipartisan cooperation. Just as important, Obama can assure the world and Americans that this great nation’s impulses are still free, open, fair and broad-minded.