Glenn Thrush, reporter

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Comparing the Campaigns of 2012 Obama to 2008 Obama

Thursday, August 23, 2012

In 2008, hope and change were Barack Obama's rallying cries, and tens of thousands showed up to hear him speak. The Obama campaign was an almost unparalleled machine, staying on-message with almost zero in-fighting. Today, the Obama campaign more closely resembles a standard presidential re-election team.

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Election 2012: The Year Ahead

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Although some GOP hopefuls have been informally campaigning since this time last year and Barack Obama announced his campaign for reelection back in April, the January 3rd caucus will be the true beginning for the 2012 presidential race. This year, $5.9 million has been spent on TV advertising alone in Iowa. With no heavily favored Republican candidate, the strategy for turning fundraising dollars into actual votes has yet to reveal itself.

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President Obama asks for time, patience and understanding

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Last night in his second primetime takeover, President Obama took on a familiar tone in addressing the nation. The same "we mean business" tone we heard from him on the campaign trail last fall came back last night and it was a far cry from the lighthearted Obama the nation saw last week with Jay Leno. He hit hard on the economy going over his budget, the state of race in this country and the cost of war. Joining The Takeaway with an assessment of the appearance is Adam Nagourney, from our partner the New York Times, and Glenn Thrush of Politico.

"We're in a process moment, we're not in an inspirational moment in terms of where he is on this budget."
—Politico correspondent Glenn Thrush in reaction to Obama's recent press conference

For more, read Adam Nagourney's article, In a Volatile Time, Obama Strikes a New Tone for Crisis in today's New York Times.

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Seven stimulus lessons

Monday, February 16, 2009

The stimulus plan was Obama's first attempt at pulling together a bipartisan A team and it didn't go so well. It now seems that the Democrats and Republics are no closer to working together after the divisive stimulus plan passed. Glenn Thrush, a reporter for, has a few ideas to help President Obama next time around. He joins us with seven lessons that the Democrats and the President can learn from the stimulus.

Read Glenn Thrush's article, The 7 stimulus lessons for the Dems at

"The very nature of the stimulus is helter skelter. That's a little bit of this, a little bit of that. It's kind of a gumbo."
— Glenn Thrush, reporter for Politico, on the stimulus bill