Maureen Dowd | Losing the Room

Is Obama a nuanced communicator-in-chief or a “one weird cat”?  One sharp-tongued columnist lets it rip and makes some unkind cuts on the US president’s public speaking abilities:

“I don’t know who they think they’re talking to or what they think they’re trying to say,” said Wolffe, whose new book is “The Message: The Reselling of President Obama.” “The president is a very muddled and entrenched figure who needs to get out of a defensive crouch and get some fresh ideas.”

Unlike Bill Clinton, who excels at boiling down complex arguments to simple ones, Obama prefers to wallow in the weeds, reminding people that he’s the smartest man in the room and expecting their support because he feels he is only doing what’s complicated and right.

via Losing the Room – NYTimes.com.

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