NOTE FROM JOHN: Read this essay that Joe links to. I've not ready anything so spot on about the President, and what makes him tick.Howie P.S.: This argument represents one side in the ongoing debate over "How's Obama doing?" The other side believes he is skillfully navigating the shark-infested waters inside the Beltway to achieve incremental change using a pragmatic, non-ideological strategy.
A post at Huffington Post by Drew Westen, the political psychologist/neuroscientist, is sure to cause a stir today. Westen has gained a reputation as one of those scholars as an expert on political communication. His work in 2008 is often compared to what George Lakoff did in 2004.
Westen's analysis is painfully on point.
Monday, December 21, 2009
"How Barack Obama undermined the Obama presidency"
Joe Sudbay (AMERICAblog):