Did anyone see the Nobel Peace Prize coming Barack Obama's
Here are comments from Vermont's U.S. senators. There's a big buzz out there in partisanland
that I won't try to capture unless it becomes local. I'll add more comments if and as I get them.Sen. Patrick Leahy
: "It's a stunning announcement and it reflects well on America's ideals and the world's yearning for American leadership. Little is possible without leadership. No one can force other nations to follow, but President Obama is reintroducing America to the rest of the world, and people of goodwill everywhere do have hope about working together for progress on some of the world's most daunting and dangerous problems."Sen. Bernie Sanders
: President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the non-Western world and stress diplomacy. Americans should be extremely proud that we now have a president who is restoring respect and admiration for our country around the globe. At a time when our planet faces so many serious problems,, the United States must play a leadership role in bringing the international community together
against our common enemies of war, terrorism, poverty, AIDS and global warming. The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama is a show of support for his effort in that direction.
-- Nancy Remsen
Labels: President Barack Obama, Sen. Patrick Leahy