White House's Preferred First-100-Days Story Lines

Look out for these White House plugs next Wednesday
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Apr 23, 2009 11:20 AM CDT
Obama's team is spinning his ambitious projects by saying he kept his campaign promises, like that one about getting a new pup.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama's savvy advisers may scoff at his 100th day as a "Hallmark holiday," but they're happy to tell reporters how to cover it. Politico lists what the White House is spinning:

  • Obama's not overambitious, just a promise-keeper—right down to that new pup.
  • His broader vision is unclear because it's so different.
  • He's in touch with the people.

  • He's tough on the bad guys, pirates and execs alike, and makes tough decisions.
  • He's Obama, not FDR, so don't expect "bold, persistent experimentation" to pay off so quickly.
  • Wait, he is FDR, and his aides are worthy of a spot in history books.
  • Not only can he keep his cool, but he defines the word like no other gym-going, ESPN-watching president.