The Corner

The one and only.

David Axelrod: President Obama Just Too Complex for Americans


In Maureen Dowd’s column today, David Axelrod explains the national funk:

“Reagan significantly changed the trajectory of the country for better and worse. But he restored a sense of clarity. Bush and Cheney were black and white, and after them, Americans wanted someone smart enough to get the nuances and deal with complexities. Now I think people are tired of complexity and they’re hungering for clarity, a simpler time. But that’s going to be hard to restore in the world today.”



Sign up for free NRO e-mails today:

Subscribe to National Review