Barred by the U.S. Constitution from seeking a third four-year-term, Obama told former adviser David Axelrod in a podcast that Americans would have backed his vision.
“I’m confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could’ve mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,” Obama said, referring to his 2008 campaign message of hope and change.
Holder was the head of the Justice Department when the leak occurred. Back then, he maintained that Snowden had to return home and plead guilty, and that the Obama White House was not willing to consider “the notion of clemency.”
“He’s just doing judo against them. What works for 24-hour networks?” Stewart asked. “The voices that are amplified are the ones that are the most conflict-oriented, the most extreme. Those are the guys that get the most airtime.”
In a wide-ranging Tuesday morning interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” David Axelrod pushed back against charges that Barack Obama was too inexperienced to be president. In response to host Joe Scarborough’s charge that Obama was unprepared to be president at the beginning of his first term, Axelrod shot back “maybe you should go ask Osama […]