Category Archives: Steve Kornacki

>Obama Takes Reagan’s Path

>”Against the backdrop of something approaching national panic,” Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is drawing many comparisons “to Franklin Roosevelt’s at the height of the Depression” writes Steve Kornacki.

“But from a political standpoint, a more meaningful parallel can be drawn between the president-elect and Ronald Reagan as he prepared to assume the presidency 28 years ago. Although they are ideological opposites, there are meaningful similarities between the appeal both men demonstrated as candidates and the circumstances under which they won election.”

Another parallel from Mike Allen: “One of President Reagan’s first moves when he came to town: dinner with George F. Will.”

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Obama Takes Reagan’s Path

“Against the backdrop of something approaching national panic,” Barack Obama’s inauguration next week is drawing many comparisons “to Franklin Roosevelt’s at the height of the Depression” writes Steve Kornacki.

“But from a political standpoint, a more meaningful parallel can be drawn between the president-elect and Ronald Reagan as he prepared to assume the presidency 28 years ago. Although they are ideological opposites, there are meaningful similarities between the appeal both men demonstrated as candidates and the circumstances under which they won election.”

Another parallel from Mike Allen: “One of President Reagan’s first moves when he came to town: dinner with George F. Will.”

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Wall Street Disaster Is an Opportunity for Obama

The New York Observer’s Steve Kornacki writes today that “The chaos on Wall Street that exploded over the weekend – and caused to Dow to drop by more than 500 points on Monday alone – is, obviously, bad news for just about everyone. But strictly in terms of the looming election, now fewer than 50 days away, the timing may be something of a gift to Barack Obama and the Democrats, who have watched in bafflement since late August as their once-dominant political position has eroded.

Long before this week, the economy had already emerged as the top issue – by far – on the minds of voters. Now, Americans will be inundated with stories about the potentially devastating fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the sale of Merrill Lynch and the perilous footing of A.I.G. – thereby focusing their attention even more on the economy and their own financial security.”

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>Wall Street Disaster Is an Opportunity for Obama

>The New York Observer’s Steve Kornacki writes today that “The chaos on Wall Street that exploded over the weekend – and caused to Dow to drop by more than 500 points on Monday alone – is, obviously, bad news for just about everyone. But strictly in terms of the looming election, now fewer than 50 days away, the timing may be something of a gift to Barack Obama and the Democrats, who have watched in bafflement since late August as their once-dominant political position has eroded.

Long before this week, the economy had already emerged as the top issue – by far – on the minds of voters. Now, Americans will be inundated with stories about the potentially devastating fallout from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the sale of Merrill Lynch and the perilous footing of A.I.G. – thereby focusing their attention even more on the economy and their own financial security.”

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