Obama's Inspiration: Washington, FDR, and Lincoln

He also finds inspiration from classic national initiatives.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

As he runs a nation at war, in economic turmoil, and struggling for unity, President Obama now reveals that he finds direction from three other presidents who faced those challenges straight on: George Washington, FDR, and Abraham Lincoln. Writing the foreword in the latest edition of the White House Historical Association's book The Presidents of the United States of America, Obama also takes inspiration from classic national initiatives, including the planned repeat of one he snuffed out in his new budget: NASA's moon landing.

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