The Interaction of Personality and Politics: Three Case Studies

The interaction of personality and politics: Three case studies

Let's not play small ball. Let's make this [a new national electric grid] a national priority—it's gonna create lots of jobs.”

—Obama in Jonathan Alter, The Promise

Today, I'm signing this reform bill [health care] into law on behalf of my mother, who argued with insurance companies even as she battled cancer in her final days.”

—Obama, The White House

Look, I think that you make sure that you have thought through all alternatives, and that you feel confident enough that this is the best decision, that it justifies potentially some of those kids [soldiers going to Afghanistan] not coming back. And the challenge is that you never have 100 percent certainty.”

—Obama ...
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