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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Obama With Conservatives: Let's Talk
President-Elect Barack Obama appears to be reaching out to influential conservative writers in what is a bold move. This move could be a great one, even if it's just for the PR. It appears that President Obama is cultivating good will among some of the more influential conservative newspaper commentators.
However bold and forward-looking it is, it may have a foot in the past. Notice who he talked to... not radio or internet commentators, but those for newspapers. Those in the old school of journalism... those with receding impact (except Charles Krauthammer).
From our friends at the
The president-elect arrived at the Chevy Chase, Md., home of syndicated columnist George Will shortly after 6:30 p.m., according to a press pool report. Greeting him at the residence were other luminaries of the conservative commentariat, including the Weekly Standard's William Kristol, New York Times columnist David Brooks, and Charles Krauthammer of the Washington Post.
A good move by the incoming President, worthy of respect. This also comes as Obama appears to be moving towards the center. This guy is smarter than everyone's given him credit for....
But that may not be a good thing.
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