We’ve asked some of our blog’s sharpest political minds to weigh in with advice…
From LITOTES, our blog’s resident wit and a former blogger for WONKETTE: “McConnell‘s goal is to make you a one-term president. Your goal is to show these guys up for having two-digit IQs. Govern negatively. They vote, you veto. You don’t even have to change the letters on the Scrabble board. And sad as it is for a Philospher President, you will have to get hugged more than you like.”
From blog fave BARB: “IT’S THE ECONOMY, STUPID..From Carville‘s Playbook. I think he should have spent more time on jobs and education and retraining instead of all that time on the Health Care plan which is going to make Insurance Companies the real winners. since everyone will have to buy it from them. Without Single Payer or Medicare for all, it isn’t the great change we need.”
From OL’ BILL, our blog’s resident Wise Man: “Good Dems invariably lose the propaganda wars. The Bill Clinton campaigns effectively coped with that problem with an aggressive “war room” that stayed on top of each propaganda blast within the same 24 hour news cycle (Carville & Begala) with colorful, outspoken but always truthful replies, counter charges, a blend of brevity and sarcasm. The White House painfully lacks a war room and instead overexposes the Prez. It should be a 24 hr a day operation every day he is in office because there is no end to the propaganda wars.”
THANKS to our pundits; I agree that one way or another, Obama has got to connect with his inner Happy Warrior… WDYT?
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