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But Enough About Me . . .

Does Obama understand that the office of the presidency is bigger--much bigger--than he is?

Jun 1, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 35 • By WILLIAM KRISTOL
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Barack Obama happens temporarily to occupy the White House. He is entitled to pride in his own achievement and confidence in his own abilities. But it would be good if he showed that he understood that he is now president of the United States first, and Barack Obama, admirer of his own journey, second.

--William Kristol