Albright: “Obama has a curious mind”
First off, my apologies if you tuned in at six to watch out newscast. NBC’s coverage of the Ryder Cup Golf tournament ran long and our broadcast was canceled. We will be back on tonight at 11.
During that broadcast we will hear from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. She made the case today to a group of Barack Obama supporters at the University of Richmond that the Democratic nominee has a “curious mind”. She said that quality along with his moral authority and judgement will make him a competent president when it come to foreign policy. She did not address his experience during her remarks, so that was one of the questions I asked when I was given the chance to speak to her one on one.
The Secretary did not say that Obama did not have enough experience, but she did say that his “judgement” and his ability to pick topics up quickly and surround himself with wise people make him fit to be president. She pointed to the choice of Senator Joe Biden as his running mate as an example of the judgement Obama has already shown.
I was given the chance to ask the Secretary about a wide variety of topics, including:
*Senator Obama’s experience as related to other leaders she has worked with.
*Obama’s willingness to open dialogue with Iran, and how that impacts the U.S. relationship with Israel.
*What exactly Obama’s plan is to “end” the war in Iraq.
I will touch on some of these topics tonight at 11, but hope to have the entire Albright interview uncut on www.decisionvirginia.com at some point in the near future. Check back for updates soon.