It’s Not About Your Survival, Mr. President

Jan 24, 2010

It’s about the survival of those without jobs. 

But that is not where President Obama spent his time since the election returns from the bluest of blue states on Tuesday.

Instead he is pulling together those who helped him win in 2008.  The concern at The White House is not about the economy or those without jobs.  It is about the midterm 2010 election.  But they did create one new job for David Plouffe, who ran Obama’s campaign.  He’s a new “czar” charged to keep his eye on all campaigns.

While centralizing control of the midterm elections, the planners at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue are working to send President Obama around the country to rebuild his relationship with his 2008 voters. 

The Obama political team had better hope that works better than his stimulus plan and his efforts to elect Democrats as Governors in 2009.  The President campaigned in Virginia twice and New Jersey three times.  He was no more effective with a onetime visit to Massachusetts.  Don’t forget the campaign ads, emails, direct mail and calls featuring President Obama.

There is an Op Ed written by David Plouffe in Sunday’s The Washington Post, it does not include new job creating ideas, just more of the same.  Evidently The White House did not hear the voters of Massachusetts.

“It’s about the economy, stupid”.