A very insightful articleÂ on the Obama Presidency thus far.
While proud of his record, Obama has already begun thinking about what went wrong â€” and what he needs to do to change course for the next two years. He has spent what one aide called â€œa lot of time talking about Obama 2.0â€ with his new interim chief of staff, Pete Rouse, and his deputy chief of staff, Jim Messina. During our hour together, Obama told me he had no regrets about the broad direction of his presidency. But he did identify what he called â€œtactical lessons.â€ He let himself look too much like â€œthe same old tax-and-spend liberal Democrat.â€ He realized too late that â€œthereâ€™s no such thing as shovel-ready projectsâ€ when it comes to public works. Perhaps he should not have proposed tax breaks as part of his stimulus and instead â€œlet the Republicans insist on the tax cutsâ€ so it could be seen as a bipartisan compromise. -Peter Baker The New York Times
Launched in 2008 Blacren.com dedicated itself to becoming a multi-media tastemaker for all things relevant to art, music and pop culture. Read More