Strategy ’08

Obama vs. the other guy, 2008

Good News: Obama to Pivot to Economy Tomorrow

As many of us had been hoping, Obama would return from his world trip and immediately move to focus on: economy, economy, economy. Well, good news:

Democrat Barack Obama said he is convening a meeting on the economy tomorrow that will include former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker and billionaire investor Warren Buffett as he pivots to the U.S. economy after a nine-day trip abroad.

So the very first Monday after he returns and everyone is focusing on him, Obama will turn the attention to the economy, exactly as needed.

The meeting in Washington will also include former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers, New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and Anna Burger, secretary- treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, said David Axelrod, Obama’s chief strategist.

Obama, 46, an Illinois senator, said he wants to “really work through in detail some of the immediate steps that may need to be taken both between now and the end of the year and after inauguration” to strengthen the housing and financial markets and to talk more about long-term economic strategies.

Let’s hope everyone takes a look at this and sees which candidate is interested in the economy, and which is interested in being an old curmudgeon.

After a week in which McCain was ostensibly supposed to be focused on the economy and instead got into a back-and-forth on Iraq, it’s good to see Obama keep his discipline and turn to the subject that he needs to focus on like a laser-beam in order to win this election.

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July 27, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

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