Noonan: Obama Doesn’t Need ‘Passion’ — He Needs ‘Good, Clear Sense’

‘I think the president has to sort of say, you know what, let me tell what you is different about ISIS, and why this is a very specific thing in history’

Noonan: Obama Doesn’t Need ‘Passion.’ He Needs ‘Good, Clear Sense.’ (National Review Online)

Peggy Noonan is ready for the president to think, rather than feel. Said the Wall Street Journal columnist on CBS’s Face the Nation: Americans are so used to hearing their political figures try to tug at their heartstrings and hit their heart and all that stuff. I think the organ to appeal to in America is the brain.”

She hopes the president will appeal to the cranial regions in his address on Wednesday, in which he says he will outline his strategy for confronting the Islamic State: “I think the president has to sort of say, you know what, let me tell what you is different about ISIS, and why this is a very specific thing in history, and why, because of that, we do have to move forward and do something.”

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