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Politico: 7 stories Obama want told. Your thoughts?

Here are the titles. Link below for the 'story". Do you agree with any of these?

1. He thinks he’s playing with Monopoly money
2. Too much Leonard Nimoy
3. That’s the Chicago Way
4. He’s a pushover
5. He sees America as another pleasant country on the U.N. roll call, somewhere between Albania and Zimbabwe
6. President Pelosi
7. He’s in love with the man in the mirror

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 12:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Presidential politics is about storytelling. Presented with a vivid storyline, voters naturally tend to fit every new event or piece of information into a picture that is already neatly framed in their minds. No one understands this better than Barack Obama and his team, who won the 2008 election in part because they were better storytellers than the opposition. The pro-Obama narrative featured an almost mystically talented young idealist who stood for change in a disciplined and thoughtful way. This easily outpowered the anti-Obama narrative, featuring an opportunistic Chicago pol with dubious relationships who was more liberal than he was letting on. A year into his presidency, however, Obama’s gift for controlling his image shows signs of faltering. As Washington returns to work from the Thanksgiving holiday, there are several anti-Obama storylines gaining momentum.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:49 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • The Obama White House argues that all of these storylines are inaccurate or unfair. In some cases these anti-Obama narratives are fanned by Republicans, in some cases by reporters and commentators.

     But they all are serious threats to Obama, if they gain enough currency to become the dominant frame through which people interpret the president’s actions and motives.

     Here are seven storylines Obama needs to worry about


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • I read those the other day. Quite interesting.

    Answer by Carpy at 12:51 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • LOL, just noticed the title. It is suppose to be Don't want told... lol..

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Thank you so much for posting this !

    I read the article and thought it was GREAT !

    Answer by waldorfmom at 2:05 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • great article!

    Answer by PoeDunkMae at 6:19 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Good article.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 8:01 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Alright, finally! An article that isn't propaganda, lol...

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:07 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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