History will show that electing Obama president was a mistake

Two recent letters to the editor caught my attention. One was the contention of a writer who thought that the reason so many "front line" journalists are left-leaning is because they live in close touch with "the real world" ("The GOP lost because it's out of touch with the reality facing a majority of Americans today," Nov. 28).

I would refer him to the book "The Amateur" by Edward Klein, a former editor at the New York Times, and to a commentary in the Washington Post by Matt Patterson in which he states that "years from now historians may regard the 2008 election of Barack Obama as an inscrutable and disturbing phenomenon."

As to your other letter writer, who suggests that Sarah Palin's prospects in 2016 are absurd, I contend that Barack Obama is the most unqualified president we have ever had, and his re-election is even more "inscrutable and disturbing."

Mignon Rosenthal, Pikesville

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