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I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as ...
I am new enough on the national political scene that I serve as
a blank screen on which people of vastly different political
stripes project their own views. As such, I am bound to
disappoint some, if not all, of them. Which perhaps indicates a
second, more intimate theme to this book–namely, how I, or
anybody in public office, can avoid the pitfalls of fame, the
hunger to please, the fear of loss, and thereby retain that
kernel of truth, that singular voice within each of us that
reminds us of our deepest commitments.
The Audacity of Hope, 2006