Howard Dean: Media Doesn't Know How To Deal With Obama's "More Sophisticated" Foreign Policy Staff
Posted: May 29, 2014 1:21 PM
JOE SCARBOROUGH: It is a problem that when you ran for president you were defined by what you were not, he was defined during his campaign as not being George W. Bush and not being Dick Cheney. It helped him get elected president. But Howard Dean, that was one of the president's problems. Also historically where the 44th president of the United States lands and the American story is also another problem. If you're president prior to 1989, it's an easy world to define. It is a bipolar world. There is a cold war going on. And it's us against them. The Russians are the bad guys. We're the good guys. Then it moves to this multilateral world with emerging powers and of course you have one or two people that can have oil money, start a terror outfit and destabilize the world one way or the other. The president, I'm a critic of foreign policy but it's also a hell of a lot more difficult than it was for the first, say, 38, 39, 40 presidents.