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Author Ron Suskind on Obama’s Evolution amidst Unprecedented Economic and International Challenges, Part 2

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:13 By Amy Goodman and Juan González, Truthout | Video

Truthout is offering "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President" for a minimum one-time donation of $40, or a monthly commitment of $15 or more to Truthout.

In part two of our interview with veteran journalist Ron Suskind about his explosive new book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, Suskind discusses the challenges faced by President Obama and his evolution as a leader. "You see the President grappling...to try to get his arms around what is often an untenable situation," says Suskind. "He has a team around him with long Washington experience and long histories with one another. The President, meanwhile, is ramping up at Mach speed on very difficult, and often very complex, national issues, economic issues, for which there is no recent precedent." According to Suskind, Obama muses he has "policy wonk’s disease" and now aims to be more dynamic in telling the American people "who we are and where we’re going."

Juan González

Juan González co-host's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's Meet the Press.


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Author Ron Suskind on Obama’s Evolution amidst Unprecedented Economic and International Challenges, Part 2

Wednesday, 28 September 2011 04:13 By Amy Goodman and Juan González, Truthout | Video

Truthout is offering "Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President" for a minimum one-time donation of $40, or a monthly commitment of $15 or more to Truthout.

In part two of our interview with veteran journalist Ron Suskind about his explosive new book, Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President, Suskind discusses the challenges faced by President Obama and his evolution as a leader. "You see the President grappling...to try to get his arms around what is often an untenable situation," says Suskind. "He has a team around him with long Washington experience and long histories with one another. The President, meanwhile, is ramping up at Mach speed on very difficult, and often very complex, national issues, economic issues, for which there is no recent precedent." According to Suskind, Obama muses he has "policy wonk’s disease" and now aims to be more dynamic in telling the American people "who we are and where we’re going."

Juan González

Juan González co-host's Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. González has been a professional journalist for more than 30 years and a staff columnist at the New York Daily News since 1987. He is a two-time recipient of the George Polk Award.

Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Time Magazine named Democracy Now! its "Pick of the Podcasts," along with NBC's Meet the Press.


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