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Politico on Obama
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Politico co-founder John Harris and Jim VandHei have a piece out this morning that begins almost as a parody of left-wing Obama-worship, attempting to answer the "mystery" of why ""Obama is perceived as failing to win over the public, even though by most conventional measures he is clearly succeeding."

The piece gets better as it goes on, however: "on the issues voters care most about — the economy, jobs and spending — Obama has shown himself to be a big-government liberal. This reality is killing him with independent-minded voters."

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Obama's Inaugural Reviews
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President Obama's inaugural address is drawing some surprisingly harsh reviews from centrist political commentators.

Clive Crook at Bloomberg View writes:

It was divisive -- more divisive than it needed to be. …It was as though the need, say, to preserve Medicare in exactly its present form is a self-evident moral truth, admitting of no legitimate countervailing argument or principled compromise.

Obama repeatedly jabbed Republicans, reminding them who just won the election ... That's fine, I suppose, but almost half the country voted for the other party's candidate, and they're U.S. citizens, too. A little generosity to the losers wouldn't have cost Obama anything, but he offered none.

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Obama's Inaugural Reviews
futureofcapitalism.com

President Obama's inaugural address is drawing some surprisingly harsh reviews from centrist political commentators.

Clive Crook at Bloomberg View writes:

It was divisive -- more divisive than it needed to be. …It was as though the need, say, to preserve Medicare in exactly its present form is a self-evident moral truth, admitting of no legitimate countervailing argument or principled compromise.

Obama repeatedly jabbed Republicans, reminding them who just won the election ... That's fine, I suppose, but almost half the country voted for the other party's candidate, and they're U.S. citizens, too. A little generosity to the losers wouldn't have cost Obama anything, but he offered none.

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Politico on Obama
futureofcapitalism.com

Politico co-founder John Harris and Jim VandHei have a piece out this morning that begins almost as a parody of left-wing Obama-worship, attempting to answer the "mystery" of why ""Obama is perceived as failing to win over the public, even though by most conventional measures he is clearly succeeding."

The piece gets better as it goes on, however: "on the issues voters care most about — the economy, jobs and spending — Obama has shown himself to be a big-government liberal. This reality is killing him with independent-minded voters."

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John F. Harris

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Washington Post, 1985-2006

Politico co-founder 2007-

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The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008
By: Mark Halperin and John F. Harris
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Carleton College
Undergraduate Studies

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