In their superb book on last year's presidential election, "The Battle for America 2008," Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, two gifted political reporters, persuaded David Axelrod, Barack Obama's political strategist, to share his Nov. 28, 2006, memorandum assessing the strengths and weaknesses of Obama as a potential 2008 presidential candidate.For the Obama administration and health care reform, now it is LBJ time. It is time for the president to prove that he will brave conflict and confrontation by engaging resistant senators and members of Congress in personal, direct encounters. It is urgent that Barack Obama prove when the game is on the line that, yes, he can really go one-on-one.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
"Can Obama Go One-on-One?"