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Readers' forum: Tenacious or stubborn?

President Barack Obama said, in his 2010 State of the Union address, that he doesn't quit. I believe it's important to think about the difference between tenacity and stubbornness in relation to quitting. The difference is mainly direction. Thomas Edison stalwartly worked toward developing the incandescent light bulb; he was tenaciously diligent. On the other hand, many world leaders have been obstinate as they have ruled their countries into the ground through evil and selfish policies. Saddam Hussein, Hitler and Caesar are a few examples.

So, the dollar questions are: Is Obama being tenacious or stubborn in his pledge that he won't quit? Is his direction toward freedom and prosperity of the people, or toward ego and power of the government?

Merlin Ross