BY: Jeff Kooopersmith, Editor Emeritus
President Barack Obama surprised me this week, weighing in on Donald Trump’s candidacy and other GOP candidates without mentioning their names.
I think this creates more division, and more verbal warfare.
I understand Obama’s need to say something.
However, I also see that GOPers are now quoting Cabinet members as using words such as “hate Donald Trump” or “Marco Rubio – are you kidding”
The bag of tricks available in this arena is huge – there is no need for the President of the United States to lower him or herself to realpolitik levels.
I hope the President – who I admire without reserve – will argue that point with whomever is advising him on this issue.