05/03/2013 09:58 am ET

Jon Favreau, Obama Speechwriter, Pens Memo: The President Is Not All Powerful

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He added the words in one of the later drafts. The announcement speech had been missing something, a direct response to the creeping cynicism of the previous decade. Why would this time be any different? What was so special about this political novice, that he thought he could solve all of these intractable problems on his own?

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