Nor would the assassination of President Obama resolve this divide, just as the assassinations of President Lincoln, President John F. Kennedy, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, and the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, did not resolve this divide in the hearts and minds of earlier Americans.
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Regardless of how he might choose to thematize this divide in the hearts and minds of Americans in his speeches in the future, I would urge him to thematize this divide and to talk about it publicly, perhaps even in his second inaugural address. For understandable reasons, President Lincoln's second inaugural address is not as famous his Gettysburg Address. Nevertheless, President Lincoln's second inaugural address sets a lofty tone that President Obama should also aspire to set in his second inaugural address. For example, he should assure his fellow Americans that he has no malice toward Republican obstructionists in Congress or other Republicans or other Americans who voted against his re-election for whatever reasons.
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