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November 23, 2013

Moulton: Fighting cynicism to lead a nation

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But America has always faced skeptics, both at home and abroad, and we don’t have to be short-sighted. President Lincoln was not. President Kennedy was not. They knew that America is at its best when we are striving toward a common, lofty goal.

What we need today, more than anything else, are visionary leaders who can inspire us to greatness and also ensure we get there. We need leaders who are willing to stand up, drive the debate and commit our fellow citizens to action. We need leaders “to do this and other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.”

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Marblehead native Seth Moulton is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the Sixth Essex Congressional District.

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