Semantics

Obama to Replace ‘Change’ with ‘Reform’

Reform we can believe in? President Obama rode “change” into the White House, but his new election-year strategy will focus on “reform,” says Politico. “Reform is the new change,” says one senior aide. The 2010 plan will include a “competitiveness” push, a call for stricter campaign-finance laws, and a renewed emphasis on open government. Obama will use presidential statements and rely less on the legislative agenda. Politico notes that the agenda acknowledges that Obama is unlikely to pass the most ambitious parts of his agenda from last year.