Or something like that.
Obama reminds me of Clinton. I remember thinking that Clinton would be a liberal Reagan in that he, too, could be a “great communicator.” I thought that because he seemed to communicate with the public so well as a candidate. But once he was in office, he stopped. And the Republicans controlled the message. Soon Clinton was declaring the era of big government over.
Obama seemed to be able to communicate as a candidate and seems to not be able to do so as a President. The Republicans control the message and Obama is trying hard to sound more centric in the State of the Union address.
It is interesting that when polled about specific elements that make up (one of?) the health care reform bill, the majority of Americans are in favor of almost all of them. http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/upload/8042‑T.pdf
In other words, if people understood what was in the legislation, there would be a lot more support.
I found the poll from a link on Jonathan Chait’s blog at The New Republic.
If only Obama could communicate.