Michael Medved
The grim employment numbers for the month of June make it clear that Barack Obama will face re-election with an economic record that’s deeply disappointing. In response, the president seeks to blame outside forces – uncooperative Republicans in Congress, “head winds” from Europe and, of course, his predecessor, George W. Bush. But after three and a half years, any effort to explain away the depressing economic and fiscal situation makes the president look bad. If he trumpets big accomplishments like Obamacare and the failed stimulus, then he looks powerful but wrong-headed. If he complains that he’s helpless in overcoming destructive forces that have overwhelmed him, then he looks sympathetic but weak. Either way, the president counts as a failure and it won’t matter to voters whether they attribute his disastrous economic management to foolish policies or simple incompetence.

Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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