So Good At Communicating He Fails to Communicate

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.

5 thoughts on “So Good At Communicating He Fails to Communicate”

  1. Peo­ple tell me I am a great communicator.

    But a lot of the time I can’t/​don’t com­mu­ni­cate what it is I real­ly want to communicate. 

    And much of the time, I don’t seem to com­mu­ni­cate at all.

  2. I agree. It is bewil­der­ing that Oba­ma is best speak­er I have ever heard and he promised trans­paren­cy, yet, I do not know what is going on. My mind can­not take it all in. 

    I am furi­ous Con­gress could­n’t get some­thing done with health care. I blame most­ly Pelosi. Well, and the Repub­li­cans, but the Democ­rats could have done it with­out them and didn’t.

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