mazzarro (1000+ posts) Sat Nov-13-10 10:17 AM
Response to Original message
10. It Maybe True If You Consider ...
Edited on Sat Nov-13-10 10:18 AM by mazzarro
IMO, that Prez Obama's Press Secretary is dull and lack fluency in the way he sells the administration. Yes Shrub brought in a log of media spinners but they did their selling job with gusto and some believability such that they were able to sell lies and falsehood to the vast majority of the brain-dead. In addition, it seem that Obama himself does not feel comfortable in a press conference setting - he'll rather prefer campaign/town-hall setting where he connects more on emotion or a lecturing setting where he can be professorial and these do not lend the opportunity to sell the everyday things the WH has to sell to get people to support them.
Maybe it is because the administration is divided on what direction it wants to go - seeking bipartisanship (i.e. keep licking rethug a**) or being bold and call the shot when they have to and negotiate from strength as democrats standing on principles. Their message has been murky and unsure. They have been misfiring and therefore have been tentative about being accessible to the press. Shrub and his team were constantly pulling the righwing press for all kinds assistance and coordination in getting out their message. Obama's team have not made similar efforts and have noticeable lack of efforts towards working with progressive media outlets - the few there are in existence.