In some ways it’s liberating, though, in the sense that whether I’m a one-termer or a two-termer, the problems are big enough and fundamental enough that I can’t sort of game it out. It’s not one of these things where I can say, Oh, you know what, if I time it just right, then the market is going to be going up and unemployment will be going down right before re-election. These are much bigger, much more systemic problems. And so in some ways you just kind of set aside the politics.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
David Leonhardt's interview with President Obama published in tomorrow's (Sunday's) NY Times is great. Economics (specifically about his advisors), education, and health care. I am thankful that our President is a smart man. Listening to his interviews I feel like I'm listening to a CEO. I hope he doesn't lose his humility or get frustrated/burnt out. While I don't agree with many things the Administration does, I still root for them to succeed. A quote about getting heavy, needed reforms passed that will be politically costly: