Rachel Maddow for Friday, 18 January:
The Frontline programme excerpted above:
PBS/Frontline: “Inside Obama’s Presidency”
A very good overview of Mr. Obama’s first term.
We think we’re voting for certain policy positions and initiatives. But Obama (or McCain) surely didn’t see the economic meltdown coming just weeks before the 2008 election. What we really vote for is a person’s temperament. Because shit WILL happen, and it’s a president’s reaction to the unexpected that usually defines a presidency.