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    by framing the case this way & methodical

    Hi, I didn't understand this expression or the meaning of the sentence " by framing the case this way" ?

    Is "methodical" here means a "Systematic" person?

    "Rouse sketched out a memo, an update of his earlier strategic plan that set forth two alternate paths for Obama in the year ahead: one if he was categorically rejecting a presidential bid, the other if he wanted to keep the door ajar, however slightly. Rouse knew he was being a bit manipulative by framing the case this way. Even a year earlier, when they first discussed his future, Obama hadnít definitively ruled out running, so why would he want to now? But, more than manipulative, Rouse was being methodical, which was his way"

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    Re: by framing the case this way & methodical

    By presenting these scenarios, Rouse is in a sense pressuring Obama towards making a decision.

    Is Does "methodical" here means a "Systematic" person?
    Yes

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    Re: by framing the case this way & methodical

    Hi Tdol, Thanks for your explantion it was very clear but you know I didn't understand it literally (My major problem in English) the meaning of the phrase "by framing the case this way"

    - What is to frame a case? maybe in other similiar words? Thanks a lot

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