Monday, November 12, 2012

Liberal columnist to Obama: Don't fall victim to the mandate delusion

Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus, a longtime supporter of Barack Obama, isn't thrilled with Obama's demeanor since the Nov. 6 election:
The biggest mistake President Obama could make now is to arrogantly overinterpret the election results.
One of the dumbest things politicians do in the aftermath of elections is to claim a mandate.
Even dumber is when they actually believe it. And re-elected presidents are especially susceptible to the mandate delusion.
Mr. Obama ... don’t fall victim to the mandate delusion

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