Expert: Obama’s rational perspectives don’t fit well in partisan Congress

President Obama is often considered stately, articulate and practical. His demeanor has been the fodder for much speculation about his real personality, how much of the true Obama we really see and even where his political positions truly lie.

Georgetown University professor Stephen J. Wayne argues in polarized Washington, the president’s tendency for purely rational arguments, his avoidance of socializing with other politicians and his default for negotiation have both hurt and helped his presidency and his policy goals.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Wayne, who is an expert on the American Presidency and author of – among other books – “Obama For and Against Himself,” “The Legislative Presidency” and “Presidential Leadership,” to discuss Obama’s political tendencies.

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Carmen is a multimedia journalist based in Washington, DC whose work has appeared in a variety of outlets including National Geographic, NBC News, the BBC, Asia! Magazine, The China Post, Chicago Tribune and Orlando Sentinel.