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The “Charmer Pulpit”

February 24th, 2009 . by economistmom

obama at fiscal summit white house photo

Forget the idea that it’s the President’s “bully pulpit” that makes him the best person to champion bipartisanship and fiscal responsibility.  I’m convinced it’s his charm and charisma that will get us there.

Here’s an ABC World News story from last night which shows this in action (as well as my network TV debut, but don’t blink!).  And here is the transcript from the President’s Q and A with the summit attendees at the close of the day.

That president of ours–he’s quite a charmer.  He’s got what it takes (if anyone has), and the polls already show it.

3 Responses to “The “Charmer Pulpit””

  1. comment number 1 by: Principal Chair

    Cult of personality anyone?

  2. comment number 2 by: BlueDog

    Great commentary at the end.

  3. comment number 3 by: Brian

    The piece is a positive snippet for the Obama administration and a heck of a sound bite at the end for one particular deficit hawk. I enjoyed your recent presentation and subsequent Q & A in Wichita, Kansas with government finance officials & City Managers. Not all of us out here are blind ideologues, thank you for making the trip.