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democracy1st Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 12:39 AM
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Doris Kearns Goodwin Wants "More LBJ" From Obama When Dealing With Congress (VIDEO)
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Noted historian Doris Kearns Goodwin spoke with MSNBC's Ed Schultz tonight about the Obama presidency as it reaches the one year mark. Polls show that Obama's influence with voters has waned somewhat, but Goodwin dismissed that as irrelevant right now. What's important, she said, is


what have we learned of the strengths and weaknesses of the leadership style of this new president cause that's what's going to be with us in the months and years ahead. And I think we've seen his steady and calm. We've seen he's poised. We've seen that when he gets to make a decision he has information that he brings in and he has strong voices that can compete with him.



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Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/03/doris-kearns-g...
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Selatius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-04-09 12:59 AM
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1. Given how weak and watered the Public Option in the House/Senate is, I am astounded at LBJ.
How could somebody like LBJ get something so monumental like Medicare passed when the Public Option has essentially been crippled and restricted to a small percentage of the non-elderly population is so mind-boggling. LBJ must have had tremendous pressure applied on senators and congressmen to get them off the fence for Medicare.
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