America's new president is coming off a very rough week. Barack Obama returns to campaign mode this week - with carefully chosen stops and a prime-time press conference. His challenge is to recapture the magic of his campaign for reasons his effort to govern a nation during turbulent times.
To no surprise, all media outlets are scrutinizing Obama, looking for public relations and political blunders. The media typically gives a new president some space during his first 100 days, but that hasn't happened with Obama. Mainstream media and bloggers write voluminously about the lack of strong leadership. Many ask what happened to that powerful engine of change.
The Obama administration, attempting to stay focused while facing the fire, rolled out full media blitz, as ABC News senior political reporter Rick Klein writes. According to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, the campaign includes the bully pulpit, social networking, [and] phone banks.
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