Sunday, December 23, 2007

Running for president

No, I'm not. But I simply have a word to share about the madly jockeying presidential candidates: the story of Cincinnatus.

This Roman began as a humble farmer. Then he was ASKED to take office. He didn't want to, but accepted it as a duty (campaign contributions, anyone?), and ruled no longer than he had to. And now he's famous for it.

Although he sympathized with the plebeians (poor class), he did put down a revolt by them. That sounds like national sympathy to me, not party sympathy.

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