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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 10:41 PM

I Saw "Lincoln" Today [View all]

What a great movie. I came away from that movie thinking he was almost "God" personified. I also thought how large he was and how small some of the people who have aspired to that office in my lifetime are. Herman Cain, Michelle Bachman, Willard Romney...Really...

When I did a paper on Lincoln as a college freshman I thought I was smart because I learned that Lincoln's views on race were complex. I know now that while certain ideals are timeless it's unfair to impose a late twentieth century or early twenty first century sensibility on someone from the mid nineteenth century. At the end Lincoln hated slavery and saw the humanity of the freedman.

I am sure when he looks down from the heavens and sees our current president he is smiling.

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