Carville: Obama ‘will fail’ if he talks about economic growth

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/12/carville-obama-will-fail-if-he-talks-about-economic-growth/

    In a new report released by James Carville’s liberal nonprofit public opinion research group, Democracy Corps, data from focus groups shows that Barack Obama is taking the wrong approach to the campaign by focusing on economic issues.

    The co-authors of the report, Carville, Stan Greenberg and Erica Seifert, claim that the Obama campaign must “move to a new narrative” in order to be successful in November. The authors use the first person plural “we” throughout the report to describe Democratic efforts.

    The current campaign is focused on success in the economic recovery, but Carville’s group says the strategy is “wrong” and “will fail.” The only reason Obama is keeping up in the campaign is because voters perceive Romney as “out of touch with ordinary people.”

    The authors recommend that Obama show more empathy for the struggles of the middle class. “These voters want to know that he understands the struggle of working families and has plans to make things better,” according to the report.

    The report is based on findings from several focus groups of independent voters in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    From all the studies I've read, I can understand their position. Obama is not credible to most people talking about the economy because an increasing number of people do not believe he knows what to do.

    I think the dilemma presented by this report is even if he is successful convincing people he understands their pain, their recommended approach, people are going to vote on who they have more confidence in to fix the economy, not who feels their pain best. They already believe Romney is more capable in fixing the economy. As long as they believe he is motivated to do so by understanding their problems, Romney will be hard to beat.
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    When was the last time Romney created a job?
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    Jun 13, 2012 3:15 AM GMT
    smartmoney saidWhen was the last time Romney created a job?


    Private equity firms have long proud histories of saving jobs and wiping out others so that new industries can form and grow. Bain is just one of those private equity firms and has one of the most successful track records at creating value and jobs.

    You call yourself "smartmoney" but I gotta ask, do you accept the importance of capital allocation in the context of an economy?
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:02 AM GMT
    I somewhat agree.
    The vast majority of Americans believe that the economy hasn't improved much, if any.
    And, that's the #1 issue.

    However, Romney is a liar and a Mormon.
    No radical conservative could ever get elected Governor in Massachusetts.
    And, the general public doesn't believe he's a conservative.

    When the Democratic super pacs start advertising the fact that Willard is a Mormon, not a Christian, a lot of Americans will be reluctant to vote for him. And, just wait until the super pacs publicize the Mormon beliefs. It's more radical than science fiction.



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    Jun 14, 2012 3:07 AM GMT
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    James Carville said Wednesday he is “worried” that President Barack Obama’s message about an improving economy could be turning off voters.

    “I’m worried that when the White House or the campaign talks about the progress that’s being made, people take that as a signal that they think that things are fine and people don’t feel they ought to believe that,” the Democratic strategist said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

    On how the president should fine tune his rhetoric if he wins a second term, Carville noted that the American people “want to be reassured of him that he understands the depth of the problem and that he has a plan to deal with the deterioration of the middle class.”

    The veteran strategist’s latest remarks touch on similar concerns raised in a research document co-written with pollsters Stan Greenberg and Erica Seifert for Democracy Corps.

    The three strategists warned on Tuesday in the memo that the Democratic Party could face an “impossible headwind in November” unless it adopts a more forward-looking economic message that focuses on the middle class, and called on the president to start spreading his message with “minimal discussion of the recovery and jobs created and maximal empathy for the challenges people face.”
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    Jun 14, 2012 4:11 AM GMT
    socalfitness saidFrom all the studies I've read, I can understand their position. Obama is not credible to most people talking about the economy because an increasing number of people do not believe he knows what to do.

    I think the dilemma presented by this report is even if he is successful convincing people he understands their pain, their recommended approach, people are going to vote on who they have more confidence in to fix the economy, not who feels their pain best. They already believe Romney is more capable in fixing the economy. As long as they believe he is motivated to do so by understanding their problems, Romney will be hard to beat.




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    Your nothing short of a Repub partisan liar !!! LOL You said above "People do not believe he (obama) knows what to do"

    How in the hell with the Repub Party of NO, determined to "Make Obama a ONE TERM PRESIDENT" and blocking everything He tried to do for economic recovery, do you think Obama could have done any better than he did ?

    The Republican Party of no are the reason the Economy has not improved, its nothing short of miraculous that Obama was able to do even what he did accomplish on the economy.

    SoCal, do you think people here on RJ are Stupid enough to believe your bullshit and those you quote ?