Signaling openness to compromise at the outset while articulating general principles as opposed to bottom lines — whatever it does for the Dems’ negotiating position — is central to Obama’s political identity and is the best way to recapture the aura that propelled him into the White House in the first place. It might be called “Beer Summit-ism.” MORE...
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
"Why Obama Negotiates"
Kevin Drum, quoting Greg Sargent (Mother Jones):