Obama's eloquence should help put spotlight on issues
President Obama proved why he won the election by continuing his campaign on the Jay Leno show Thursday night.
It's inspiring to have a leader who can express coherent thoughts in complete sentences, and inspiration is what the country needs right now.
A tempest in a teapot was boiling itself out today, ignighted when the president compared his bowling ability to the athletes in the Special Olympics.
"The president made an offhand remark making fun of his own bowling that was in no way intended to disparage the Special Olympics," White House spokesman Bill Burton told reporters flying aboard Air Force One after the taping of the show, according to a transcript released by the White House. "He thinks that the Special Olympics are a wonderful program that gives an opportunity to shine to people with disabilities from around the world."
It was an insentive remark for someone in his position, of course, and one that should be exploited to the hilt for those who advocate for the disabled. But we're inclined to accept the White House apology and move on.
There are plenty of other more important issues that need national attention, however, such as the president's policies on fiscal and social issues.
Obama's eloquence should help focus the debate where it belongs -- on the issues -- rather than on personalities.