GQ Magazine: Mark Penn on How Obama Can Lose

The chief adviser to Hillary and Bill understands a thing or two about winning, losing, and Obama. Here he explains to GQ’s Lisa DePaulo how Obama could still end up out of a job next fall. 1. He Takes Another Big Risk—and Flops “Obviously, he took the biggest risk of […]

June 16, 2011

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The Huffington Post: The Odds on Obama

By MARK PENN Published April 5, 2011 Only two Democrats in the last 90 years have been reelected to a second term — Franklin Roosevelt and Bill Clinton. The rest of the Democrats have seen their presidencies cut short, and so the historical odds of Obama winning a second term […]

April 5, 2011

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Washington Post: How Obama can find his center, writes Mark Penn

By MARK PENN Published January 31, 2011 Centrists of America, rejoice. After being out of whack for two years, the political system and the president have come back to the mainstream. For all of the drum-beating from both extremes during the election season, the result has been a surprisingly sensible […]

January 31, 2011

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The Huffington Post: State of the Union: Did Obama Win His Future?

By MARK PENN Published January 26, 2011 In his State of the Union speech, President Obama certainly reached out to the Republicans, praised American innovation and know-how, and for the most part avoided lightning rod issues on either side. It was a huge leap forward for a president who was […]

January 26, 2011

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The Huffington Post: Democrats Need to Back Obama, writes Mark Penn

By MARK PENN Published December 10, 2010 Democrats should move quickly to back the president on the tax bill or risk turning themselves into a minority party in Congress for a long time to come. By becoming reverse tax protesters (chanting “raise taxes”), the liberals are sending out all the […]

December 10, 2010

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