Change the Subject
11:06 AM, Nov 25, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
George E. Condon Jr. at the National Journal delivers a piece of Beltway analysis that is sure to gladden the hearts of all those living and working (or looking for work) out beyond the Potomac. The insider news is that, while the Obama administration has been through a bit of a rough patch, there is a way to turn things around. David Axelrod, the ace insider, sees it like this:
And what might that "main message" be?
The economy of course. So the administration would like to change the subject (pivot?) from a discussion of Obamacare (nothing more, really) than a bum website and it’s getting better) and get everyone talking about the economy. Again.
President Obama, Condon writes, has “always benefited from reminding Americans that jobs are his highest priority.”
The health care thing is distracting, no question about it. But one does wonder just how the administration plans to frame its main message, come State of the Union time, and account for the fact that the percentage of the work for actually employed is at a 35 year low.
With jobs being the president’s “highest priority.”
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