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Posted: August 21, 2009 01:07 AM

Arianna Discusses Obama's Leadership on Charlie Rose

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Arianna appeared on "Charlie Rose" on Thursday night, along with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and New York Times op-ed columnist Ross Douthat, to assess President Obama's handling of health care reform. While praising Obama for being a "natural born teacher," she was critical of his leadership skills: "He is demonstrating a preference for compromise and reconciliation even before the fight has been fought." She contrasted him with FDR, who rejected compromise with both Republican and Democratic senators who sought to water down Social Security, concluding of Obama: "He's a pied piper but he has not taken a strong stand on health care reform or on Wall Street reform."

Watch an excerpt of the interview below, or scroll to the bottom for the full panel:


Full Panel: