A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus. –Martin Luther King, Jr.
That Martin Luther King quote more resembles George W. Bush than to Barack H. Obama. George W. Bush paid a political price for doing what he felt was right, as opposed to public opinion or media pressure. So far in Barack Obama’s political career he has been a hardliner for the liberal party. We’ll see if he has the courage to go against his party and do things his own way.
Barack Obama is not Martin Luther King Jr. If he wants to be more like him he will live the following King quotes as well:
“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.”
“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
“I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.”
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Never forget that everything Hitler did in Germany was legal.”