Watch for the birdie
Is President Obama becoming too visible? In the last week I’ve seen him yukking it up with Jay Leno, talking on 60 Minutes about how many decisions he makes, and tonight he’s holding his second prime time news conference. The only memorable moment in the first press session was that he didn’t just call on the usual suspects, he also fingered Huffington Post for a question.
As for 60 Minutes, I’m not sure how helpful it was to show off what the president called the “Rolls-Royce of swing sets” given the precarious state of most household budgets. With these sorts of toys for his two girls, he can no longer call himself a man of the people.
Still, politicians do have to sell their wares and what better way than by using free media. We’ll know he’s worn the strategy thin when he launches a Twitter site.