January 30, 2010

IN NEED OF OCCAM'S TELEPROMPTER:

Lost in Translation (CHARLES M. BLOW, 1/30/10, NY Times)

The president simply couldn’t seem to escape his professorial past, to convey his passion and convictions in the plain words of plain folks, and to breach the chasm between the People’s House and people’s houses.

He’s still stuck on studious.

He seems to believe that if he does a better job of explaining his aggressive agenda, then he’ll win hearts and minds. It’s an honorable ambition, but it’s foolhardy. People want clear goals, clearly defined and clearly (and concisely) conveyed. They’re suspicious of complexity.


Even the token black guys at the Times are on his case.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 30, 2010 7:44 AM
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