Monday 23 Jul 2018 | 16:14 | SYDNEY
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Interview: In the house with Obama


Sam Roggeveen


17 November 2011 17:14

The Lowy Institute's Michael Fullilove was in the gallery of the House of Representatives chamber to hear President Obama's speech this morning.

In this interview, Michael and I talk about about the policy goals of the speech, and I also draw on Michael's knowledge of speech-making to get his assessment of Obama's address as a piece of rhetoric. But I began by asking what Michael observed in the House of Representatives, and what he might have seen that TV viewers missed: