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The truth is, Obama doesn’t call anyone, and he’s not close to almost anyone. It’s stunning that he’s in politics, because he really doesn’t like people. My analogy is that it’s like becoming Bill Gates without liking computers.”
Does that mean he has dreamed up a new way forward? What is it? And by "rules," do you mean he's not hampered by following laws?
He does not allow rules or tradition prevent dreaming up a new way forward.
Well, if he wants to be re-elected he'd better do some communicating. If he wants a law passed, he needs to communicate with Congress. If he can't figure out how to do those things he will be ineffective or a dictator. Right now it's not clear which will be his ultimate path.
How do you communicate with people who have such a narrow agenda driven concept of reality that they cannot let go and explore possibilities without attempting to hijack the conversation.
Isn't it a popularity contest? I would suspect that a president who is hated will get little accomplished except by ordering people around.
This isn't a popularity contest, nor is it a traditional workplace.
Really? If I was an enlightened thinker who was dreaming up new ways forward, I'd spend most of my time talking to people who were standing in the way. Persuading them, making deals if necessary. If a major opponent of my new way forward said he'd back me if I kissed his dog, I'd pucker up. Wouldn't you? Wouldn't any enlightened thinker?
Fact is if I were in Obama's position I wouldn't call anyone who wasn't really trying to solve the countries problems, versus promoting an agenda.
Originally posted by neoholographic
Obama is fully engaged when he's discussing any beef between Nicki Minaj and Mariah Carey. Or when he's talking about his favorite soup on Pimp with a Limp radio show but not so much when he's engaging a mother whose son died in Libya.