In November last year, President Obama said, after a screening of Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln: “Part of what Lincoln teaches us is that to pursue the highest ideals and a deeply moral cause requires you also engage and get your hands dirty.”
On Sunday, Barack Obama spoke to the vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting.
It is not easy to win an election when every late-night chat-show comedian is against you. Mitt Romney didn’t stand a chance. He was too rich, too handsome, too well turned out, too stiff, too entitled, too candid (about the 47 per cent), too secretive (about his tax affairs), too Mormon.