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For Obama, campaigning is not over

Embracing tools of politics to govern

President-elect Barack Obama, speaking to reporters yesterday in Washington, has not been shy about embracing political tools to govern. He has begun using polls to determine his strategy for promoting an economic stimulus plan. President-elect Barack Obama, speaking to reporters yesterday in Washington, has not been shy about embracing political tools to govern. He has begun using polls to determine his strategy for promoting an economic stimulus plan. (Alex Wong/Bloomberg News)
By Sasha Issenberg
Globe Staff / January 15, 2009

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WASHINGTON - As a candidate, Barack Obama promised to govern according to "a new kind of politics, a politics that focused not just on how to win but why we should." (Full article: 948 words)

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