Now, mired in recession, we need innovation much less than we need strong, clear-eyed leadership.
As Frum notes, Cruz is “a hugely smart, highly focused political player, with a clear-eyed view of political realities.”
But both are clear-eyed about the direction in which they seek to go.
clear-eyed and honest, this position was also utterly doomed.
Like his fellow poets, Sullivan and Christopher Hitchens, he presented his romantic vision as clear-eyed advice.
Lincoln saw beforehand whither his studied view of duty and his clear-eyed obedience led.
Then came a visitation from the clear-eyed Mabel and a cleansing of the conscience.
He was crisp and quick in manner, clear-skinned, very spruce, and clear-eyed; his eyes appraised you in a glance.
When she met him she was quite calm, tranquil and clear-eyed.
They were bronzed and clear-eyed, these sea rovers, beguiling the journey with gay speech and with deep, mighty laughs.