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The real parallel of Obama-Lincoln is unification

Written by Rosa Colucci on .

Regarding Leonard Pitts Jr.'s column "The Lincoln Myth: He Was Great; He Was Not the Emancipator" (Jan. 20): Having read it, I feel obliged to note that Mr. Pitts has rather missed the point when he assumes that the parallels drawn between Presidents Obama and Lincoln are race-related.

Barack Obama did not win his office on a platform of racial equality, but one of unification between liberals and conservatives.

The divisions created in this country in the last few decades and deliberately encouraged during the recent administration have greatly damaged the integrity of our nation. We all love our country, and Mr. Obama, like Lincoln, seeks to "bind up the nation's wounds."

And in that respect, Lincoln would indeed be pleased. And so would I.

S. LEVIS
Point Breeze

 

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