Sunday, October 19, 2008

A bipartisan opening

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has endorsed Sen. Obama. The endorsement, along with those by Christopher Buckley and other Republicans, suggests that an Obama Presidency might have bipartisan support. True bipartisanship, however, will require Obama to return the favor by incorporating alternative perspectives in his administration and to accommodate Republican concerns in his legislative agenda.

Maybe today's endorsement will be the mark the start of a dedicated effort to solve problems in this country and not just point fingers and jockey for partisan advantage.