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John H. Cochran, MD
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John H. Cochran, MD

Executive Director of The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the regional Permanente Medical Groups, which employ 15,000 physicians who care for 8.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.

The Art of Image

There is some art to this part of the Obama image.

He should distance himself from the very polarizing view of only "good friends vs. absolute enemies," but he needs to be crystal clear on the U.S.'s position and values and then be steely in his consistency in support of them.

So, yes he needs to be more of a diplomat while being very tough in support of our key values. It will also test how he manages Secretary Clinton as his spokesperson.

By John H. Cochran, MD

 |  April 6, 2009; 12:02 PM ET
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