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Obama admits his job is to tell stories to Americans about "Unity, Purpose, and Optimism"

Obama's mistake in 1st term: He wasn't a good storyteller ... US President Barack Obama has acknowledged that the biggest mistake of his first term was not being a good enough storyteller, saying he needed to communicate better to the American people about his policies to foster "a sense of unity and purpose and optimism." ... "When I think about what we've done well and what we haven't done well, the mistake of my first term — couple of years — was thinking that this job was just about getting the policy right ... 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," Obama told CBS News in an interview. – FPI

The Obama admission in particular is a startling one because rarely do powerful people admit the reality of such manipulations, much less confess as Obama just did that the "power of presidency" actually resides in its conversational elements.


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