Skip to comments.Obama: My Biggest Mistake Was Failure to 'Tell a Story'
Posted on 07/12/2012 7:54:16 PM PDT by Justaham
President Obama's biggest mistake in his first term? Republicans probably have a quick answer involving the words "health care," but Obama himself got a little abstract about the subject in an interview with Charlie Rose of CBS:
"When I think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well, the mistake of my first termcouple of yearswas thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that's important. But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times."
"It's funnywhen I ran, everybody said, 'Well he can give a good speech but can he actually manage the job?' And in my first two years, I think the notion was, 'Well, he's been juggling and managing a lot of stuff, but where's the story that tells us where he's going?' And I think that was a legitimate criticism."
When Rose asked him whether he meant he needed to explain himself better, Obama replied, "explaining, but also inspiring."
Mitt Romney: In a quick response spotted by the Weekly Standard, he says the presidency isn't "about telling stories," it's "about leading."
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We all love a great story...if he loses it is definitely because he didn’t dumb it down enough for us...lol.
No I think it was being Born. well we could hollow him out and make a wet suit
There is a vast difference between reciting fictional stories from a teleprompter and leadership. He is bad at the former, and is a dismal failure at the latter.
He has told a lot of stories, sad thing is that most of them are just stories.(Lies)
Stories? He’s already telling fairy tales, why change anything?
Liars always default to lying. It is all he really knows.
Also Sprach Zerothustra
...where's the story that tells us where he's going?' And I think that was a legitimate criticism.
We all know where the story is going when it starts out "Once upon a time..."
“was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right. And that’s important.”
Translation: Once we try it the ‘right way’ then communism will be a success.
“But the nature of this office is also to tell a story to the American people that gives them a sense of unity and purpose and optimism, especially during tough times.”
Shut up and eat your peas Mr. President. You can’t name a single instance where you even tried to give us a sense of unity, purpose, or optimism. Your entire administration has been a nightmare.
So did he make up another composite for the past 3 years?
Now obama thinks he’s Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge. He probably thinks moockel is Nicole Kidmann!
Mitt scores one! Who’da thunk that it wasn’t about telling stories.
“I always like to keep my audience riveted.”
Cheeseball consultants make a mint with their Powerpoint presentations selling businesses on the idea that their woes are due to their lack of a coherent "story."
It's all about reducing everything to a single character, emotional, simple to understand, graphics heavy tale of somebody with a problem and how your entity helped them solve it.
So of all his big mistakes this one was the biggest?
Well, he practically admitted that his first term was a failure. Romney’s campaign should take that “slip” and run with it.
In Obama’s own words: “My biggest mistake was...(fill in the blank)”.
That would a great campaign ad.
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