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 Gonzalez, Democracy Now! | Video
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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 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."

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