Monday, September 27, 2010

Recommended Reading

Noam Schreiber at The New Republic has a fascinating, in-depth profile of David Axelrod, the man who's largely credited with winning Barack Obama the presidency, and the discontent he's now feeling in his role as Obama's political strategist. In particular, one observation about the differences between the two men jumped out at me: "Axelrod is a liberal with a populist streak; Obama is more of a technocrat who leans left but generally shuns ideology." And yet, as I mentioned the other day, even with his staunchly center-left leanings and down-the-middle style of governing, Obama has still been tagged with every brand of "otherness" the opposition can toss at him, whether communist, socialist, fascist, etc.

Read the entire article here.

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