In the Bitter New Washington

Obama’s biggest failure was not to be the leader that so many expected him to be. The fact that the Obama White House has been so poor at “messaging” baffles even his strongest supporters. More than once, people in town hall meetings told him that they were behind him but were having great trouble trying to defend or explain his agenda. In fact, he had no overall message. As Winston Churchill put it, there was no theme to his pudding.

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