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  •  Obama didn't handle it right from the word "go" (1+ / 0-)
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    they underestimated the scale of the crash, and they had no story about how it might take a long time.

    Krugman was right that they should have publicly called for more stimulus, even if it wasn't forthcoming, because that would tell the public that they understood the depth of the problem and were at least trying.

    Also the inattention to jobs over deficit for much of the first term was problematic.

    Again, it's probably correct to say Bush or Romney would have been worse, but that doesn't mean Obama's been great on the economy.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 08:06:28 AM PDT

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    •  Team Obama (1+ / 0-)
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      was outstanding at winning the 2008 election. However, they did not do well at explaining the seriousness of the crash/run-on-the-banks/near collapse of the American economy as we know it.
      And yes, the players who were involved in the crash should not have been involved in the solution. Harsh regulations should have been put in place immediately. Certain people needed to see some jail time.
      And a clear recovery plan should have been "sold" to American that included a massive stimulus.

      Winning a campaign is about selling ideas/values and a way forward.
      But, being in office is also about selling ideas/values and a way forward...PLUS a lot of "how".

      Still cleaning up a mess is much harder than making the mess. Republicans make terrible messes.

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