Journal: Obama’s Blackberry Moment

Cultural Intelligence, Government, Methods & Process, Mobile

Dr. Philip NechesDr. Philip Neches

Chairman, Foundation Ventures LLC

Posted: December 3, 2010 01:57 PM

Obama can’t catch a break. His Republican opposition gained control of the House, seats in the Senate, and control of more statehouses. He lost big in the center, with both GOP moderates and Blue Dog Democrats dropping like flies. Even the Progressive wing is calling, if not for his hide, for his vertebrae.

How did it get that way? Perhaps there is a clue in one of the Obama administration’s earliest decisions. The subject was not a big, profound issue like nuclear arms, health care, or tax policy. It was quite literally a tiny issue: the President’s Blackberry.

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