President Obama cited president Bush for a positive reason. Now that is change:
COLUMBUS, Ohio — President Obama urged the graduating class of Ohio State University on Sunday to take an active role in guiding the future of democracy in the United States and to fight for the issues that the new graduates care about.
“There’s a word for this,” he said. “It’s citizenship. . . . Sometimes we see it as a virtue from another time.”
Obama said he was asking of them what President George W. Bush did when he addressed OSU graduates in 2002, and quoted the former president: “ ‘America needs more than taxpayers, spectators and occasional voters. America needs full-time citizens.’ ”