Two recent presidential biographies – one by a hard-bitten journalist and the other by an admiring son – provide an important nonpartisan learning from the Oval office: effective relational organizing can help advocates achieve their policy objectives.
Chuck Todd, in his biography of Pres. Barack Obama entitled The Stranger, and former Pres. George W. Bush, in his memoir about his dad, 41: a Portrait of My Father, agree about the importance of relationship building to the to the successes of the two presidents’ agendas.
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