Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Too little too late?

Obama, in an interview this afternoon with progressive bloggers:
Obviously a huge part of my base reads you guys, cares about what you do. The staff does as well. I think that what the blogosphere has done is to create a conversation that encourages activism across our citizenry, and I think that's absolutely crucial.

We benefit from the constructive feedback and criticism that we get, and it helps hold us accountable.
Regardless of whether this is true or not, it's about what you might think the White House would/should say, strategically speaking. So what's odd is that this is more or less a new, post-Rahm public position for the White House.

What exactly the White House thinks and how that has or hasn't changed is a whole different question.

But while a change of official message here is welcome, it will take time to work back trust or good will after months on end of talk from Gibbs/Rahm of the "professional left" and such.


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