President Barack Obama will give interviews on Monday to the three network news anchors, as well as to anchors from PBS, CNN, and Fox, more evidence of a “full court press” strategy ahead of pivotal congressional votes on military strikes in Syria.
Has Obama ever engaged in such an intense public effort to win support for an embattled proposal before? He did for healthcare reform, but I think that’s about it. I sure wish he could have dredged up the same level of enthusiasm for immigration reform or tougher financial rules or cap-and-trade that he’s finally discovered for tossing bombs at Syria. This time it really seems personal for him. Why wasn’t it for all those other things?