“The analyst David Gergen said, â€œI didnâ€™t think he was rusty so much as I donâ€™t think anybodyâ€™s ever spoken to him like that over the last four years. I think he found that not only surprising, but offensive in some ways.â€ Â source
Given Gergen’s extensive experience in the Clinton White House, that’s a scary quote. Â What happened to John Lennon’s “Just Give Me Some Truth”? Â Â Â Â Was Larry Summers a “yes man” who due to his own career concerns didn’t challenge the President to his face? Â How respectful of the Office should leading staff be? Â Â Are there aggressive policy debates in the White House where people directly challenge the President or would that hinder career advancement? Â Â The President was once a Professor. Â Academia features endless bloody debate.
Last night was strange. Â I wondered if a national security emergency had taken place last night so the President was distracted. Â His opponent was able to convince many potential voters that Romney = Reagan. Â The NY Times is very worried. Take a look at their editorials today.