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Obama's Message to Voters -- Room for Debate
The New York Times / nytimes.com ^ | September 29, 2010 09:31 AM | Various contributors

Posted on 09/29/2010 9:38:45 PM PDT by thecodont

Introduction

Doug Mills/The New York Times President Obama discussing economic issues with residents of Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday. President Obama went on a multistate tour this week to shore up support for the Democrats in the midterm elections. His approval ratings are sinking steadily and pundits say he seems incapable of connecting to the public's fears about the foundering economy.

With voters angry and frustrated at the Democrats for either not doing enough or doing too much, what should Obama's message be? How should he adjust his message to address voter frustration?

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government
KEYWORDS: debate; opinion
Six sub-stories linked below:

Offer Bolder Policies

Michael Lind, New America Foundation

A Single, Compelling Narrative

Kristen Soltis, pollster

Joe the Plumber's Imaginary Expectations

Patricia J. Williams, professor, Columbia Law School

Stop Whining, Shift Strategies

Douglas E. Schoen, co-author, "Mad as Hell"

Address the Economic Malaise

Julian E. Zelizer, history professor, Princeton University

Improved Speeches Won't Work

John J. Pitney Jr., professor, Claremont McKenna College

1 posted on 09/29/2010 9:38:48 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont
Ack. Bad links. Try again:

Six sub-stories linked below:

Offer Bolder Policies

Michael Lind, New America Foundation

A Single, Compelling Narrative

Kristen Soltis, pollster

Joe the Plumber's Imaginary Expectations

Patricia J. Williams, professor, Columbia Law School

Stop Whining, Shift Strategies

Douglas E. Schoen, co-author, "Mad as Hell"

Julian E. Zelizer, history professor, Princeton University

Improved Speeches Won't Work

John J. Pitney Jr., professor, Claremont McKenna College

2 posted on 09/29/2010 9:43:15 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: thecodont

Obama’s message to voters: Drop dead suckers.


3 posted on 09/29/2010 9:43:22 PM PDT by garjog
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To: thecodont

I’m enjoying this new campaign tour of Barry’s. In the past month Barry keeps popping up in the backyards of complacent zombie-like suburban white people, desperately trying to convince the public that he can speak articulately without the aid of his teleprompter. Problem is that he just blubbers on and on with memorizations of Axelrod-prepared cliches and sound bites that confirm the public’s impression that Barry is lost at sea without his teleprompter. After he leaves the White House he would make an excellent Home Shopping Network host.


4 posted on 09/29/2010 9:48:34 PM PDT by purplelobster
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“How should he adjust his message to address voter frustration?”

Ladies and gentleman, I hereby resign the presidency effective immediately.


5 posted on 09/29/2010 9:53:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: purplelobster

Obama, off teleprompter, makes W look eloquent.


6 posted on 09/29/2010 10:44:10 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: thecodont

How should he adjust his message to address voter frustration?

I am resigning the Presidency, effective immediately and returning to my homeland of Kenya.

You won’t have Ole Barrack to kick around anymore.


7 posted on 09/29/2010 11:31:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: thecodont
Room 101.
8 posted on 09/30/2010 12:02:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Managing "The Environment" is the power to control the entire economy.)
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