The WaPo talks to Democrats who insist that the Obama campaign's focus on Bain will help
. Really, it will.
Some of this is just whistling past the graveyard; after all, what else does the President really have to convince all the Americans who are sick of hard times to vote for more of the same, by casting a ballot for him?
The Bain tradeoff is this: It may help the President galvanize the unions and lefty true-believers, whom he needs to win. On the other hand, as Michael Barone notes, demonization of the successful alienates affluent independents
-- whom Obama also needs if he is to win. What's more, there are now plenty more rich Democrats than there were back in the days when Harry Truman employed anti-rich populism successfully.