Taegan and Todd Talk Obama’s Curveball Politics at CQ Breakfast

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By Christine 


Chuck Todd and Taegan Goddard


Steve Clemons and Taegan Goddard

Taegan Goddard, Steve Clemons and NBC’s Chuck Todd were on hand for breakfast and a political insight panel hosted by CQ and Political Wire yesterday. We told you earlier this month about the new relationship between the two. CQ’s President and Editor-in-Chief Bob Merry was also a panelist.

The topic on hand- Goddard’s theory that President Obama is playing “curveball” instead of the hardball politics that have consumed Washington over the years. He says, “Politics used to be compared to ‘playing hardball’ — named for the baseball thrown faster than a speeding bullet straight for a batter’s head. That’s no longer the case. In the Obama era, the sport can now better be defined as ‘playing curveball’ — after the moving, shifting baseball thrown to fool a batter into swinging wildly and missing.”

Goddard will also lead a live online discussion “Does Obama practice a different kind of politics?” today at 2pm. Tune in here.