ObamaNicholas D. Kristof

President Obama has not been able to muster an argument that resonates with the people that will benefit from the policies he has enacted, Kristof says. The president’s tenor has sharply differed from the poetic way he had campaigned, in addition to his failures of salesmanship and politics. Kristof says President Clinton would make a great tutor to follow to connect both the intellectual and the emotional with voters. Obama has a better product to sell to America than the Tea Partiers do. He needs to lose his cool and start slugging.

Kristof is a New York Times columnist.

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