Steve Chapman on Obama's Lack of Vision

Barack Obama was more assertive and combative in the second presidential debate Tuesday, but the inspiring orator of 2008 still had trouble painting a vivid picture of what his second term will look like. He wants to strengthen manufacturing and promote energy independence, but it's hard to find a grand theme or a sweeping vision.

"What a relief," writes Steve Chapman. "When politicians get colossal ideas, I get nervous."

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