MSNBC.com editor Richard Wolffe was on the Leonard Lopate Show recently to talk about what happened behind the scenes of Pres. Obama's 2012 re-election campaign. He also told us about his love of cooking. Find out what else Richard Wolffe's a fan of!
Richard Wolffe talks about the marketers, message-shapers, and ad-makers behind President Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign. In The Message: The Reselling of President Obama, he describes the challenges—a dismal economy, the faded hopes of the first campaign, and a struggle for money—and how the campaign faced them.
Journalist and political analyst Richard Wolffe tells the dramatic inside story of the defining period of the Obama White House. Revival: The Struggle for Survival Inside the Obama White House is an epic tale that follows the president and his inner circle, and paints a portrait of a White House at work under exceptional strain across a sweeping set of challenges: from health care reform to a struggling economy, from two wars to terrorism.
It began with a contested election, ended with a new leader promising change, and in between was defined by the threat of terrorism, distrust of the government and the loss of thousands of lives both abroad and on American soil. MSNBC political analyst Richard Wolffe talks with us about the high and low points of the past ten years in politics, and shares his predictions for what's ahead.
Yesterday President Obama took to the international stage as he made his United Nations debut. From yesterday’s climate change summit to tomorrow’s nuclear disarmament talk — and anticipated flourishes from Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libya's Muammar Gaddafi along the way — we take a look at President Obama’s global positioning with worldly thinkers Richard Wolffe and Reihan Salam. Richard Wolffe is a journalist and author of the bestselling book "Renegade: The Making of a President." Reihan Salam is a fellow at the New America Foundation and editor of The American Scene.
Watch the president's address to the United Nations:
Read Linda Blake's blog Global Reporter
"Many people are saying she's just doing the Hillary hokey pokey, left foot in India, right foot in Pakistan, and they feel really left out of the equation."
—Wall Street Journal contriburter Linda Blake on Hillary Clinton's trip to India
Watch a clip of Secretary of State Clinton's speech to India on July 15, 2009 below.