Well, this is one more example of Mr. Tsipras’ showing his political competitors what leadership is all about!
There isn’t really anything in this declaration that a sensible person could disagree with. And if I were a Greek, I would see a lot of hope in it.
Personally, I think Mr. Tsipras would be bad news for Greece because I feel sure that he would do even more of those things which got Greece into trouble in the first place: an expanded role of the state. I recognize, however, that this is an assumption on my part and my assumption may be wrong.
Either way, political leadership is not about complying with all the things that others, particularly foreigners, expect Greece to do. Political leadership is about giving people a positive perspective for the future.
Mr. Tsipras’ talent in that regard is unsurpassed in Greece today!