August 2010 Archives
Barack Obama will go down in history as a politician future generations can learn a lot from. Regardless of what happens in this year's mid-terms or at the next presidential elections, the rulebook he's already started writing will be cited for decades to come.
There's the way he went from outsider to Democrat candidate, the way he tapped into lots of small donations to see off his cash-rich republican rivals, not to mention the way he, finally, forced his healthcare reforms through.
This last month, however, there's another lesson which can be added to the book - the one where Obama proved you should think very carefully before you, if a national politician, wade into a local issue.