"For a man who has compared himself to Theodore Roosevelt and the nation's challenges to those of the Gilded Age, Obama put forward a tepid agenda."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Ron Fournier on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Ron Fournier on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Ron Fournier on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Ron Fournier on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Ron Fournier on Robert Frost
"Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance."
"We're living in an era of unprecedented change, and I want to be a part of documenting it."
"Climate change was a point of division between Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney. The president declared climate change a global threat, acknowledged that the actions of humanity were deepening the crisis, and pledged to do something about it if elected."
"Close elections tend to break toward the challenger because undecided voters - having held out so long against the incumbent - are by nature looking for change."
"Obama won the presidency on the strength of his message and the skills of the messenger. Now the talk of hope and change feels out of tune when so many Americans are out of work, over-mortgaged, and worried that life will be even tougher for their children."