Thursday 19 January 2017

Past struggles hint at future problems

Published 02/08/2011 | 05:00

If we were to go back 15 years, which of us hasn't said and done things we now regret -- especially in defence of a loved one, or over a bottle of wine?

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The question is: should a different standard be applied to potential heads of state who are supposed to be wise and popular figures that a large majority of people can identify with and be proud to have representing them abroad?

While I would have very much wanted a President who could have continued to push the boundaries of tolerance and acceptance towards those previously discriminated against, I am now reluctantly coming to the conclusion that Mr Norris is a man of great past struggles rather than a representative figure for the future.

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