Jebediah Reed posted an interview with Mike Dukakis (“Duke’s Place: Michael Dukakis on How to Fix America”) on how Obama is doing on rebuilding the infrastructure of the U.S. and what he would do. Here’s a clip:
There’s a lot of grumbling from progressives that Obama is wasting an opportunity with the stimulus by trying to appease Republicans in the House and Senate. As a Democrat, do you think he’s setting himself up as too much of a compromiser?
In announcing executive pay limits, President Obama is trying to hold the financial industry accountable to taxpayers while aiming to change an entrenched corporate culture.
President Obama hopes to change the shrill tone of Washington by opening his doors to the Republicans.
His infant presidency already shaped by mounting national troubles, President Barack Obama now faces an added challenge: weathering the fallout of a spate of nomination glitches.
"I screwed up," Obama said repeatedly after two top nominees withdrew their names from consideration, saying they wanted to avoid becoming distractions for the president as he seeks to move ahead with an ambitious agenda. "I’m frustrated with myself, with our team."