What he hopes, said Obama, is that he and other leaders retain the humility they express each year at the prayer breakfast, “not just during this hour, but for every hour.” Those with the “most power and influence,” he said, “need to be the most humble.”
I’m sorry, but I just cannot resist. Link:
Shortly before his break-out speech at the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston, Barack Obama looked out over the crowd and told Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendell, “I’m Lebron, baby. I can play on this level. I got game.”
I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.
I recognize, of course that just about all politicians have healthy egos. Presidential egos can be excessively healthy. And there is nothing wrong with having any president—no matter how imbued with an excessive ego—call for more humility in public life.
But like charity, humility begins at home. Just saying.