Lim: Too Early to Call Obama a One-Term President

David PesciNovember 15, 20101min
Don't underestimate the power of the presidency, or of Obama's ability to self-promote and will to win

Writing for Faster Times, Elvin Lim, assistant professor of government, discusses the extensive recent theorizing by pundits on the right and left who say the recent midterm gains by the Republicans will result in a President Obama becoming a one-term president. No so fast Lim says. A variety of factors will play into this, not the least of which is the bully pulpit of the presidency. And in the case of the Obama Administration, Lim says they have “the best self-promoter the business has ever seen.”