Lim Discusses the Inscrutability of Obama

David PesciJanuary 21, 20111min
Government professor discusses the difference between Obama the candidate and President Obama

In a USA Today piece titled “Who is Obama? Pragmatism makes him tough to define,” Elvin Lim, assistant professor of government and author of The Anti-Intellectual Presidency: The Decline of Presidential Rhetoric from George Washington to George W. Bush, discusses components of Obama’s style and mindset as a president versus as a political candidate for the presidency.