Message Theft, Part 3

A campaign blog.
Jan. 11 2008 12:04 PM

Message Theft, Part 3

Even if he gets wept out of the race, Barack Obama has made "change" the political buzzword of the cycle. Even President Bush wants in on the action . NBC News' David Gregory asked Bush, "Do you see this message of change as anything other than a rejection of your presidency?" Bush's response:

Oh, listen, if you're running for office, you can't run for office and not say, "I'm an agent of change." That's just American politics. If I were running for office at this point I'd be saying, "Vote for me, I'm -- I'm gonna be an agent of change."

Considering he's already president, Doesn't he have the power to change whatever he wants?

  Slate Plus
Slate Picks
Dec. 19 2014 4:15 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? Staff writer Lily Hay Newman shares what stories intrigued her at the magazine this week.