Two Steps Behind
A fascinating and short observation from Matt Steinglass today:
Obama Always Stays Two Steps Behind Them
...this has always been Obama’s MO. He’s always a step or two behind where his supporters want him to be, getting pulled along by their enthusiasm, rather than out ahead of them where he might get cut off. It’s a community organizer’s MO. You never get out ahead of your constituency. Instead you shape the playing field so that your constituency’s desires flow towards where you think they should go, and allow them to carry you along behind them.
That is a remarkable style of leadership.
Posted by David at June 17, 2009 06:22 PM