Juxtaposition this morning on CNN. First story is about the hospitalization of Nelson Mandela and a brief review of all he has done for his country and the world. He comes as a true leader with a philosophy of peace and respect for humankind. What a monumental task he has accomplished by ending apartheid and creating a nation of potential in diversity and on the strength of differences and samenesses. Wow!
Second story about the Republican primaries and the belittling tone the candidates are taking with each other and the current administrations. (What a contrast to Mandela.) And they say it is necessary to draw their differences.Mean, nasty little boys and girls. Where is the quality of leadership? Certainly not in this crop of politicians and their advisors. So sad.