From his chat today.
Rock Island, Ill.: I’d like to hear Mr. Broder say a few things about the kind of powers, qualities, commitments he wishes for/dreams about in the next president. This is not a partisan question, more about what we need (he’s so steady and good on what we don’t have, in either party).
David S. Broder: I would hope we get a president who trusts the American people and treats us as grownups, describes the realistic choices confronting us at home and abroad, and has the wisdom and fortitude to carry through policies supported by an informed public. That’s asking a lot, but the country deserves no less.
Now think about what we’ve got now.