The Not So Big Speech

“There’s no question the president will want to keep returning to jobs,” one top aide told Fox News. “I don’t want to downplay the speech [next week] — it’s going to be substantial. But the idea that this is the be-all and end-all is wrong.”One scenario being discussed by White House aides is the president highlighting individual economic proposals at appearances around the country throughout the fall, just as the Republican presidential candidates are ramping up the sales pitch for their own economic proposals.

So, in other words,  instead of dealing with jobs now, Obama would rather dole the “solutions” out over time to make him look better on the campaign trail.


  1. Well, I’m not sure thats a fair conclusion to draw. I mean, the President can’t create a job anyway. What he can do is facilitate/create the conditions for job growth. I think all I draw out of that is what they think will be a good retail politics strategy. I actually think its boneheaded retail politics as far as that goes. People want to hear a vision, a plan for achieving that vision and lastly, the nuts and bolts. Articulating the nuts and bolts and expecting it to motivate people like a plan or a larger vision would is just bass awkwards.

  2. Phelps says:

    I’m pretty sure the only vision I heard was “pass my bill so it looks like I can get something done.”