President Barack Obama appeared on the Jon Stewart show and was delightful. He was relaxed, he told jokes an carefully explained the nuclear accord with Iran. Of course, one wonders why he did not go on national television and explain all aspects of the negotiations and make clear there were safeguards. Obama has constantly refused to use the power of television to get across ideas. He never explained the Affordable Care act. In failing to explain these ideas the president allows Fox News to take control of the dialogue. They set the plate,and all must eat the food that is on their table. Every great American president in the 20th century has used the Bully Pulpit of the mass media to explain complex ideas to Americans.
Barack Obama has to the most inept politician of the twentieth and twenty first centuries. Use the media to propagandize your ideas. After all, you are the President. For God’s sake use the power of that office!