Barack Obama and the Ex-Presidents

The company he keeps speaks volumes ... about something.

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The best comment I heard yesterday about Barack Obama's luncheon with the former and outgoing presidents came from my friend Al Felzenberg, who wrote a book on rating the presidents: "Imagine poor Obama, having to dine with this crowd of ex-presidents. Two one-termers, one who was impeached, and an incumbent going out to rankings of 27 percent. Not exactly James Monroe conferring with the first Adams, Jefferson, and Madison."

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