In a meeting with reporters this morning, James Carville, the former adviser to Bill Clinton, made an off-color joke about President Obama’s masculinity. “”If Hillary gave up one of her balls and gave it to Obama, he’d have two,” Carville joked.
This criticism, about Obama’s alleged lack of toughness, is a rising theme on the left, as I write about in this week’s newsstand edition in a short piece on Adam Green and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. My story begins:
For 34-year-old Adam Green, the midterm elections were not a repudiation of liberalism but a rejection of Barack Obama’s accommodating style. “The only way to get the Republicans to the table,” he says, “is to punch them in the face real hard on one issue.”