Mitt Romney can't say we're all in this together because all of his policy prescriptions are about doing it alone. This is what turns on the liberal base, but it's also a positive message to swing voters looking for hope again.
In an effort to learn more about the magic of presidential power and style, I came across a book which deserves real attention again, more than 50 years after it was published. Working with Roosevelt is an intimate and granular retelling of FDR's skills, methods and inside life.
As I was perusing my favorite online quotations page recently, I was shocked to discover our new president, a real 'newbie' in terms of governing much less generating legacy quotes that should be remembered through the ages, has 21 quotes listed for himself.
President Obama, as I know Ted Sorensen told you, words are how a president operates, how a president engages a country. Put up your rhetorical dukes -- we know it's what you're good at when you want to be, and the spirit moves you.
Obama's mentioning in his inauguration speech of some of the world's great religions can be seen as recognition not just of the people who follow them, but that religion is an immense cultural resource.