President Obama’s First Public Interview As President

Posted: January 28, 2009 by limabean03 in Current Issues, Pop-Culture
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Curiously enough, he held his first interview as President with Arab T.V. network Al-Arabiya. Our President conducted a strong interview. Personally, I think conducting his first public interview with an Arab T.V. network was a brilliant and concilliatory move. The interview is fascinating for several reasons, especially the Arab perspective on America. During portions of the interview, I found Obama’s naive optimism bleeding through a bit. Rather than criticize him for this, I think we would do well to remember that ideas have legs, and naive optimism will travel. Obama is a great rhetorician, and rhetoric has been the cause of the rise and fall of nations and has birthed none too few mighty political movements. I pray his optimism trickles down to some talented, motivated folks on the ground who can make a difference both home and abroad. Pray that the Lord will make it so.

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