After getting a bi-partisan tax deal passed, and moving forward with the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy of gays serving in the military, some are wondering whether President Obama should hold an additional end-of-year press conference to highlight recent achievements and command media attention that the administration has come out of the midterm elections moving things in the right direction.
Politico solicited several opinions from Beltway insiders. “No need for a year-end presser. We all know what happened this year and everyone needs some rest for the titanic struggles to come,” said Jamal Simmons, Democratic consultant and CBS News analyst. “…It’s a no-brainer for Obama to hold a wrap-up presser, with a strong intro statement to help drive this fresh narrative,” said Gordon Hensley, health-care consultant and former NRSC communications director.
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