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RSLudlum
03-16-2009, 08:45 PM
Oh boy, here we go. :rolleyes:



Fireside Chat 2.0
Obama's plans to adapt FDR's model to address today's economy.
By John Dickerson

In an effort to educate the public on the state of the economy and his plans for improving it, President Obama is considering a series of short televised addresses similar to Franklin Roosevelt's fireside chats. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs has told the television networks that the administration may request more time than usual for a president. Gibbs did not provide a schedule but described the addresses as lasting about 10 minutes each.

rest of article here (http://www.slate.com/id/2212898/)

lynnf
03-17-2009, 04:38 AM
Oh boy, here we go. :rolleyes:


actually, here we go, again and again.

Carter did this, too.

http://www.answers.com/topic/fireside-chats

"President Jimmy Carter gave a televised fireside chat in 1977, complete with roaring fire in the Oval Office, and wore a cardigan sweater instead of the customary suit. That gesture earned him the nickname Jimmy Cardigan."

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what new nickname will we be able to give the Bogus POTUS Obama from this?

go ahead, Bogus POTUS, imitate Jimmy Carter imitating Roosevelt!

lynn