Tag Archives: spin

Trump’s spinning fact-free carnival ride: dizzying transcript of an ungrounded leader

It’s early on a cloudy morning, and I spent my breakfast reading the transcript of President Trump’s April 5 interview with the New York Times. The thunder’s rumbling and the rain is starting, big heavy drops that promise to get heavier. It’s hard to get excited about a day like this, like it’s hard to […]

Michelle Bachmann: Called to Leadership?

Every one of us has heard a call to leadership, in some part of our lives. Michelle Bachmann was called by the Koch Brothers, who put the tea in the Tea Party’s bank accounts. But now, despite her brave front, she seems to have been called away from leadership, at least in the front lines […]

Leadership Profiles of Obama and Romney

On October 18, Jena McGregor, in the Washington Postʻs On Leadership blog series, summarizes the way Mitt Romneyʻs leadership style is being examined, as opposed to President Obamaʻs. “If the leadership profiles of Barack Obama tend to be organized around the characteristics for which the president is most known—his pragmatism, his penchant for compromise, his coolness—the ones about Mitt Romney […]

A Different Take on Romneyʻs Authenticity: Family History, Family Values

Washington Post writer E.J. Dionne is being much quoted in the blogosphere for his comments last week, comparing Mitt Romneyʻs values with his fatherʻs. Itʻs an interesting way to look at authenticity in a presidential race — how Romneyʻs not  living his fatherʻs legacy. “TAMPA, Fla.: In 1964, George Romney, then the governor of Michigan, walked out of […]