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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Politico: Young moderates – A fragile coalition

By MARK PENN Published October 28, 2008 This election promises to offer a fundamental realignment that could stand for decades to come as young moderate voters become the driving force for change in the presidential race. These more socially tolerant, opportunity-oriented voters are the ones likely to put Barack Obama […]

October 28, 2008

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Politico: Bailout vote is proof: The center holds

By MARK PENN Published October 7, 2008 My polling over the years has found that about two-thirds of Democrats define themselves as moderate, while two-thirds of Republicans see themselves as conservative. That polling trend was mirrored in the initial unsuccessful Sept. 29 House vote on the financial bailout proposal: Democrats […]

October 7, 2008

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