Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, previewed the arguments the president and his team will sound 16 months before an election that could be a referendum on Obama’s handling of the economy. While history has shown the unemployment rate to be a leading indicator of an incumbent’s success, Plouffe said Americans won’t base their votes on it.So they'll voted based on their feelings, not the dire economic calamity brought forth by this failed presidency. So how do they avoid reality? Why, they must succumb to what promises to be the nastiest class-warfare campaign ever.
“The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe said. “People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: ‘How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?’”
“So all of them are basically just bringing out the same old war horses,” senior adviser David Plouffe said yesterday at a Bloomberg Breakfast in Washington. “Let Wall Street kind of run amok, cut taxes for the wealthy, starve investment in things like education, research and development.”So there you have it: Republicans want to starve education, give tax cuts to the wealthy and let Wall Street run wild. Sounds like a winning campaign to me.
“Their decision next year will be based upon two things,” Plouffe said. “How do I feel about things right now and then, ultimately, campaigns are always much more about the future and who do I think has got the best idea, the best vision for where to take the country?”So it will be, do we move forward down the path of ruin, or do we go back "to the policies that got us in the mess in the first place"?
That's their campaign, folks. And don't worry if you can't find a job. Just get in touch with your inner feelings and realize that Obama's got your back or something.
Meanwhile, 68% of Americans think we're headed down the wrong track. But that won't affect anything. It's all about feelings or something.