Obama: A Transcendent Figure or the Conventional Politician?

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Despite many months of campaigning and hours of TV exposure, Barack Obama remains a puzzle to millions of potential voters. Is he a high-minded idealist with the vision and the capacity to get America back on track, or another Machiavellian politician who just wants to win? We hear about core values, the flip-flop on public financing and fighting the unfounded rumors. Can he win over skeptics with his oratorical skills?  Is he in need of a Big Idea?

Credits

Guests:
Dorothy Wickenden - Executive Editor, New Yorker, Steve Kornacki - Salon.com - @SteveKornacki, Matthew Dowd - ABC News - @matthewjdowd, Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com - @ggreenwald

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton