This from Michelle Obama in her speech the other night seems so right:
"For Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the differences you make in people’s lives.”
Two points, though:
1) How do we measure that "difference" her husband has made in peoples' lives? Answer: How about we ask his brother:
2) How much countenance should we give to the claim that a man who has chosen to not lift a finger to help his own brother has, at the same time, chosen to help millions of total strangers with money that doesn't belong to him? I can be real magnanimous too with other people's cash.
Obama has "made a difference" for certain. And millions of Americans are the poorer for it.
Michelle Obama got this right: "Success is ... about the differences you make in people’s lives."
So many of our fellow citizens have lives so different from what they were a few short years ago.
Four more years of his compassion? Where will those differences take us?