It occurs to me that one of the reasons that President Obama does such a lousy job of selling what he wants to do (besides an unwillingness to do it) is that what he wants to do is unsellable and he knows it. Take the jobs bill that the president keeps touting on the stump and which is stalled in Congress.
The president keeps repeating that the jobs bill will create 2 million jobs. The median estimate by economists is 288,000. More than 20 million people are unemployed or underemployed and the president has submitted a plan that would produce jobs for 10% of them (or 1.5% without the rose-colored glasses)?
What’s the follow-up? The sequel? The second plan? The backup plan?
Is it any wonder that the sales pitch consists of mentioning the plan every now and again?
It’s the kind of plan you produce when you want to be able to say that you have a jobs plan not when you want to solve the problem of unemployment and underemployment. Have jobs plan? Check.