7 Stories Barack Obama Doesn’t Want Told

ObamaUhhhJOHN F. HARRIS writes on the Politico:

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.

Here are seven storylines Obama needs to worry about… (Read More: Politico)

4 Comments on "7 Stories Barack Obama Doesn’t Want Told"

  1. Like I was saying last year around this time. “A professional politician wins the 'American Idol' of politics. So what?”

    • tonyviner | Dec 2, 2009 at 1:44 am |

      You are entitled to a prize. You have your choice between a Bath and Body Works gift card (perfect for that special someone in your life) and a stray cat that we found behind Arby's. I would be happy with either one but I bet you are just super excited that you won.

  2. Yes. Yes I am super excited. It is with great humility that I accept this award … wait… was that sarcasm?

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