Defending Obama’s Political Legacy

Hosted by

Recent polls by ABC News show that 51% of Americans see President Obama more as a failure than a success. Democratic candidates in next month’s crucial Senate elections are not inviting the President in to campaign.

Nobel Prize winner and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has been Obama’s relentless critic—all the way back to the campaign of 2008. But, Krugman concedes, he’s always been “out of sync.” Now, he’s written that Obama “has emerged as one of the most consequential and, yes, successful presidents in American history.” That’s a quote from a lengthy piece in the latest Rolling Stone magazine.

Credits

Guests:
Paul Krugman - New York Times / Princeton University - @paulkrugman, David Rohde - executive editor of newyorker.com; author of the book In Deep: The F.B.I., the C.I.A., and the Truth about America’s ‘Deep State’ - @RohdeD, Byron York - Washington Examiner / Fox News - @ByronYork, Jonathan Chait - New York magazine - @jonathanchait

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper