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Obama Needs to Fire Axelrod and Gibbs

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As a candidate for the presidency, Barack Obama came across as calm, intelligent, philosophical and thoughtful. Nothing seemed to ruffle him. At the presidential debates, his face never betrayed the common deer-in-the-headlights expression that so many candidates succumb to. He was cool, he was collected, his talking points and his rebuttals were articulate and well thought out. He spoke of bipartisanship. He gave us hope that he could quash gridlock. He never allowed himself to get angry; he showed little emotion.  


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But the campaign is long over.   The advice Obama received from his campaign advisors is clearly not working today. To be sure, calmness in the face of crisis, thoughtful intelligence and eloquence are all desirable attributes in a president, but Obama desperately needs someone to light a fire under him.


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Sure, it's easy to play the blame game, but Obama is obviously still getting campaign advice when what he desperately needs is presidential advice.


He's not getting it from David Axelrod.   Axelrod needs to go.


And Obama needs to get ruffled. And he needs to drop the word "bipartisanship" from his vocabulary.

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After the 1994 debacle, President Clinton had the insight to realize that he needed to be re-packaged. As much as most of us might dislike Dick Morris, he managed to turn things around for Clinton.


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John Blumenthal has been a professional comedy writer for 25 years. A former associate editor and columnist at Playboy Magazine (following a short stint at Esquire), he's written 8 books and 2 produced movies. His films include "Short Time," (major (more...)

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