Is Obama More Like LBJ?

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The New York Times looks at the possibility that President Obama could be less like Abraham Lincoln or Franklin Roosevelt — the two presidents he’s often compared to — and more like Lyndon Johnson instead.

“To be sure, such historical analogies are overly simplistic and fatally flawed, if only because each presidency is distinct in its own way. But the L.B.J. model — a president who aspired to reshape America at home while fighting a losing war abroad — is one that haunts Mr. Obama’s White House as it seeks to salvage Afghanistan while enacting an expansive domestic program.”

As CQ Politics notes, the Afghan war was a central topic on this morning’s Sunday shows.

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