On November 5th, 2008 millions of Americans were full of optimism and hope. Their president Elect, Barack Obama, was going to fulfill his promise of change in America. Four years later, President Obama is battling to keep his job and his opponent has co-oped his message. Guest host Jonathan Goldstein
speaks with Jared Bernstein -- a man who was part of the inner circle during the 2008 Obama campaign and was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President from 2009 to 2011.
The U.S. & Us: Selling Change - Jared Bernstein
Today on the show we're looking towards the US election. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney only have four more days to convince American voters who's the better choice. To get that message out - they need the media. But the Republicans have long argued the media is biased. Against them.
Today on the show we'll explore if there is any real proof of that - and then ask if you can even count on the media to deliver the message.
And during the last Presidential election - the message of Change propelled Barack Obama into the White House.
This time around - many are wondering if there was any substance to that promise. We'll look into selling the promise of change in an election - and why we humans are so attracted to change - but fear it at the same time. Jared Bernstein
was part of the inner circle during the 2008 Obama campaign. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Bernstein was the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to the Vice President. He's currently on leave from The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Jared Bernstein joined me from Washington.
The U.S. & Us: Selling Change - Meredith Warren
If it were 2008, that speech would have been given by Barack Obama. Today, those are the word of his opponent.
is a Republican political consultant with the firm, Lyric Consulting. She joined us from Concord, New Hampshire.
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