Paul Krugman

Our Obama Is Not a Populist

It's instructive how tone deaf Obama himself initially was to the populist dam burst the AIG bonuses were going to cause. He spent the early part of this past week playing catch up and defense. Larry Summers expressed on Sunday what likely was the president's view--irritated & grouchy but our hands are legally tied, yada yada yada.

Look, anyone looking for a public figure predisposed emotionally or intellectually to the populist style or manner should know by now to look elsewhere beyond Barack.

"Pitchfork" Ben Tilden he ain't.