On-Site Coverage: Gergen Laments Lack of Political Leadership
WASHINGTON - Former presidential adviser David Gergen told attendees at CUNA's Governmental Action Conference today that many of the nation's chronic problems aren't being solved because both parties aren't showing enough mettle, leadership and courage.
"The troubles are deep, chronic and Washington is having a hard time," he said. "Presidents and Congress respond well when there is a crisis. The key is responding to chronic problems and we keep delaying the hard choices."