“Let’s remember, there was considerable opposition when Lyndon Johnson went to Congress and passed – presented – some of the most comprehensive civil rights legislation in the history of this country,” noted Schieffer. “Most people told him he couldn’t get it done, but he figured out a way to do it. And that’s what Barack Obama is gonna have to do.”
“What happened in Newtown was probably the worst day in this country’s history since 9/11,” Schieffer added. “Surely, finding Osama bin Laden, surely passing civil rights legislation – as Lyndon Johnson was able to do – and, before that, surely defeating the Nazis was a much more formidable task than taking on the gun lobby.”
“This is a turning point in this country,” Schieffer continued. “The president is going to have to do more than just make a speech about it.”
While was clear that he believes there is more work to do, Schieffer praised Obama’s speech as “one of the best speeches I’ve ever heard him deliver.”
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