by Thomas Brady

This is an incredibly humble statement. It could be easy to call Stewart cowardly, lazy, selfish, and who knows what else based on this line of reason, but what I see is humility. What I hear him saying is, “I realize that I have a following because I’m a good entertainer, and I realize that I could confuse that with having the qualities of a good leader. I could, therefore, assume it was a good idea to ‘do something about it’ or ‘get on the field’: to run for office. I realize, however, that I am not that kind of leader. I am not qualified.”

To me, that’s wisdom. And humility. And if more politicians had those two qualities, we’d have far fewer of them.