On the campaign trail, Barack Obama criticized Washington for being "obsessed with the perpetual campaign." As president he is the first occupant of the Oval Office to give his director of political affairs -- who coordinates the president's involvement with his party and other campaign related activities -- an office in the West Wing.
Many Americans may assume that the president's entire staff is in the West Wing. It's not. The West Wing is actually a very small place, so the vast number of people who work "at the White House" actually have offices across the street at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building (EEOB).
Under Mr. Obama, the political director won't be in the EEOB, where other presidents have placed him. He'll occupy a West Wing office usually given to the head of presidential personnel.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:52 AM on Jan. 30, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Is his priority always going to be focused on the campaign?
Answer by Anonymous at 7:53 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
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Answer by LoriKeet at 8:15 AM on Jan. 30, 2009
From the article"These include public liaison, intergovernmental affairs and political affairs. This reflects the importance he places on these offices' marketing efforts."
The President's Image should not be about campaigning, marketing for 2012, and opinion polls. I think it speaks to his primary focus to the type of President he WANTS be: One that gets re-elected. Campaigning should be the furthest from his focus.
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