Mark Green, radio talk show host and former New York City public advocate, and political blogger Craig Crawford, author of “The Politics of Life,” sit down with “Viewpoint” host Eliot Spitzer to discuss how Barack Obama has evolved during his first term as president and how he is attempting to connect with his constituents as he campaigns for a second term.
“I see a distinction between glamour and charisma. He had glamour in [the 2008] campaign, which is when people sort of project their own desires on something they see, whereas charisma’s about really persuading people to share your vision,” Crawford says. “He hasn’t made that transition from glamour to charisma to actually galvanize people around his ideas, and that’s what I think he’s reaching for. But the presidency’s a learning curve.”