Historians and journalists discuss President Barack Obama's first 100 days, from his economic legislation and policy to help the nation out of the deep economic recession to his leadership style and adaptation to the Oval Office. Is Obama overseeing the second New Deal?
Carrie Budoff Brown
Carrie Budoff Brown started in journalism at the York (Pa.) Daily Record in the summer before her freshman year in college. She interned at the Richmond Times Dispatch and the New York Times. She worked as a staff writer at the Hartford Courant and the Philadelphia Inquirer, where she covered state politics and the 2004 and 2006 campaigns of Sens. Arlen Specter and Rick Santorum. She arrived at Politico on the day it launched in 2007. Budoff Brown spent a year traveling with the Obama campaign, and is now covering the White House with a focus on the health care reform debate.
As the Political Editor for Human Events, John Gizzi writes a weekly politics column and the Gizz-ette blog. He started at Human Events in 1979 after graduating from Fairfield University in Connecticut and then working for the Travis County (Tex.) Tax Assessor. Gizzi has appeared on hundreds of radio and TV programs, including those on C-SPAN, America's Voice, and Talk America, and is also a frequent contributor to the BBC. He is a recipient of the William A. Rusher Award for Journalistic Excellence and was named Journalist of the Year by the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2002.
Dr. Stan Greenberg
Stan Greenberg has served as polling advisor to presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and dozens of campaigns in the U.S. and around the world. His political clients have included President Bill Clinton, Vice President Al Gore, British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and South Africa President Nelson
Mandela, and his corporate clients include Boeing, Microsoft, and other global companies. He also conducts the bi-partisan polls for NPR, The Los Angeles Times, and the Bipartisan Policy Center.
Dr. Greenberg was inducted into the American Association of Political Consultants’ Hall of Fame, and has been described as “the father of modern polling techniques.” He is the author of The Two Americas and Middle Class Dreams, which put the spotlight on “Reagan Democrats.” Those insights made him the principal polling advisor to the Democratic Leadership Council during the formative years of change for the Democratic Party between 1988 and 1994.
Dr. Greenberg founded his research firm in 1980 after a decade of teaching at Yale University where he received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He was educated at Miami University and Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D.
Byron York, National Review's White House correspondent, is the author of the book The Vast Left Wing Conspiracy: The Untold Story of How Democratic Operatives, Eccentric Billionaires, Liberal Activists, and Assorted Celebrities Tried to Bring Down a President - and Why They'll Try Even Harder Next Time.
Political consultant Stanley Greenberg talks with journalist Byron York about Obama's incredible popularity. They explore potential threats to his approval rating, with Greenberg concluding that Obama "will fall at some point - they all do."