What Obama should do now

There are times when picking a fight on principle is also good politics. With the midterm election fast approaching, here's the fight Obama should be waging

Robert Shrum

Unless you’re sworn to spin, it’s hard to deny that Barack Obama needs a more compelling message. There’s a Politico story—in which I’m quoted—that parades Democrats “from across the party’s ideological spectrum” criticizing the President for his “results-oriented 'pragmatism.’”

To attribute the perils now threatening his party and perhaps even his presidency to his pragmatism is a misreading of history and of present events.

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