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НЬЮ-ЙОРК - Победитель президентских выборов в США унаследует идеальный шторм проблем, причем как экономических, так и международных. Первый день его работы на посту будет сложнее, чем у любого президента США со времен - и я говорю это вполне серьезно - человека, который спас Союз - Абрахама Линкольна. Хотя в качестве еще более поучительного прецедента можно было бы вспомнить 1933 год, когда Франклин Рузвельт выступил перед нацией в качестве воодушевляющего оратора и «смелого экспериментатора» в тот момент, когда страна столкнулась с экономическим крахом и кризисом общественного доверия.

Мне не составило трудности сделать выбор; и не только потому, что по характеру и по происхождению я являюсь демократом. Продолжительная и интенсивная политическая кампания продемонстрировала огромные различия в точках зрения этих двух кандидатов, их стилях и личностных качествах. Так что выбор кажется очевидным.

Суждения . За годы своей карьеры Джон МакКейн продемонстрировал склонность к риску; в своих мемуарах он гордо называет себя игроком. То, что он выбрал на пост своего вице-президента Сару Палин, харизматичного, но очевидно неквалифицированного кандидата, является наиболее ярким из многочисленных примеров реального МакКейна. Его храбрость в бою свидетельствует о патриотизме, мужестве и твердости характера, однако в его суждениях ощущается очень сильный недостаток времени, так же как недостаток времени ощущается и во всей его карьере.

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