On The View this morning, it was reported that President Obama stated that he had wanted the first 20 months of his presidency to be focused on policy, and now is the time for politics.
Hmmm. Govern for only 20 months? That sounded familiar.
From Season 7 of The West Wing:
Leo: …Forget about a four year term, the presidency is 18 months. That’s your window. After that, there’s midterms. No one on the Hill has time to do business with you, they’re too busy getting re-elected.
Awesome. So the President of the United States gets his governing advice from Aaron Sorkin.
Now, to be fair, there is some truth to the point being made.
But that doesn’t mean the President of the United States should be telling the world that his priority is politics, not governing.
Let’s leave that to fake presidential advisors in reruns on Bravo.