President Obama struggles with economic message
President Barack Obama isn’t just grasping for ways to jolt the flailing economy.
He’s struggling simply to find the right words to talk about it.
A growing number of Democratic strategists — including Obama senior campaign adviser David Axelrod — said the party needs to let go of George W. Bush and the past once and for all. Democrats now “own” the economy, says party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
With the past out of bounds, the present gloomy and the White House’s “winning the future” mantra judged by some as a bit too distant, Obama risks running out of time — and tenses — to craft a strategy that will woo back disaffected voters.
“Believe me, not your lying eyes?”
Because Obama is all about the sizzle, not the steak. Or, as my grandma used to say, “You can sell chicken shit as chicken soup, but only once.”