Presidential leadership is about vision. It’s about planning ahead, and guiding our society in a manner that takes our grandchildren’s grandchildren into consideration—after all, we all want America to continue to be a source of inspiration and good governance the world over.
But leadership is also about walking your talk: the devil, and angels, are in the details. And so it is particularly inspiring to see the Obamas welcome a farmers’ market to their neighborhood. After all, supporting US farmers and eating healthfully is something Republicans and Democrats, and even those Liberatarian types can get behind.
In August, Mr. Obama said that he’d like to find a way to get a farmers market right near the grand residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“One of the things that we’re trying to do now is to figure out, can we get a little farmers market—outside of the White House,’’ Mr. Obama said at a health care forum. “That is a win-win situation.’’
“It gives D.C. more access to good, fresh food, but it also is this enormous potential revenue-maker for local farmers in the area,’’ he said. “Those kinds of connections can be made all throughout the country, and — and has to be part of how we think about health.’’
And now, it’s official (see the purple line, that’s where the market will be).
Photoshopped photo below, via Ecorazzi:
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