The Politics of Toughness

By Kenneth Cone - July 3, 2009

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The toughness issue has returned. First Dick Cheney engineered an unlikely comeback by arguing that Obama isn't tough enough to protect us from terrorists. Now Republican pundits charge that Obama lacks a backbone in dealing with Iran. This "toughness" issue has been the Achilles heel of the Democrat left in the United States for decades. We need to understand what's going on here. First of...

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