Watching the President pumping up the audience with “Yes we can” “Pass this Bill” in Ohio yesterday, one could start to wonder how wise this strategy really is.
It has a certain touch to walk through the home districts of Cantor and Boehner with nationwide attention, but this bill is very small and won’t do any wonders for jobs or the deficit short term. So even if it’s pushed through Congress we could very likely face a flat economy in 2012. And then the ammo is on the rightwingers: the second stimulus also failed.
And overselling now might be a little bit early, when the election is next November.