- Mr. President, Please Read This Before Thursday (By Ed Koch, RealClearPolitics) Jobs, jobs, jobs, is the nation’s cry. I suggest, as I’m sure your advisers have, that you look to what FDR did in the depression of the 1930s. Again, you can propose, but the Congress will dispose. You should propose work programs comparable to the WPA, PWA, CCC and a host of others.
- Fineman & Wolffe Offer Obama Advice: Paint GOP As "Embracing Bush" (RealClearPolitics) "And indeed, Rick Perry is very popular in the Tea Party. But, the Tea Party is anathema and toxic to independent voters. So the White House is going to go after independent voters by pointing to the Tea Party and try to turn out the Democratic base by painting a scary picture of the Republicans in Congress," Fineman said....
- A Campaign Challenge: Defining Obama (By JEFF ZELENY, NY Times) The outcome of the presidential race over the next 14 months could well hinge to a large degree on which side prevails in the minds of moderate and independent voters.