Obama will be a no-show at the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
For a president who has so demonstrably associated himself with Lincoln – the heir of Lincoln’s policies who announced his candidacy from the steps of the Old State Capitol in Springfield and used the Lincoln Bible (twice) at his inauguration – this is nothing less than a profile in cowardice.
In the end, Barack Obama simply didn’t have the stones.
History will note that Lincoln’s legacy did not live up to the challenge.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be the keynote speaker now that Obama isn’t going.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.