Skip to comments.The 1992 Memo That Explains Why Obama's Going on Jimmy Fallon's Show
Posted on 04/25/2012 6:25:37 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
President Obama will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC on Tuesday, and we can probably blame this on a 1992 memo from a Bill Clinton campaign staffer on the necessity of doing "UnPresidential" stuff to get voters to like the candidate.
On Monday, Lapham's Quarterly posted an April 27, 1992 memo from Mandy Grunwald in which she encouraged the campaign to be openminded about getting free media from low-brow soft-focus interview shows like The Tonight Show, Late Night,and yes, The Arsenio Hall Show. Just over a month later, Clinton appeared on Arsenio and famously played the saxophone. The New York Times write-up of the Arsenio appearance by Elizabeth Kolbert said, somewhat prissily, that more of this low-brow stuff was to come...p
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Few things are more "UnPresidential" than bowing to foreign leaders, and blaming the founders and the Constitution for the failure of Obama's administration.
The gate crasher was also a reality NBC show (bravo)
I stayed up and watched JF last night, what a love fest they had going on.
Now, 3 1/2 years later, he has been showing himself to be not only unlikeable but a vindictive, self serving narcissist anti-american, traitorous sociopath with delusional policies and actions that belie any kind of likability.
I would like him....in an orange jump suit.
its’ the “Arsenio Hall Saxophone” strategy
“President Obama will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on NBC on Tuesday, and we can probably blame this on a 1992 memo from a Bill Clinton campaign staffer on the necessity of doing “UnPresidential” stuff to get voters to like the candidate. “
This is correct...for better or worse.
I would also point out...Thus it has ever been.