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Politico: Say What? Plouffe: It’s About Vision, Not Jobs

RNC Communications - July 8, 2011

 

The headline says it all. Lost on the White House is that the 9.2% unemployment rate represents 14 million unemployed Americans who are sitting around their kitchen tables wondering how they can make their house payments.

NOTE: His remarks were a notable contrast to a conversation senior adviser David Plouffe had earlier this week with reporters at a Bloomberg breakfast. Previewing the 2012 campaign, Plouffe, who managed Obama's 2008 race, said the unemployment rate won't matter that much to voters.

Say What? Plouffe: It's About Vision, Not Jobs
By Julie Mason
Politico
July 8, 2011

Message discipline? President Obama emerged from the Oval Office under cloudy skies Friday morning to declare that "what matters most" to himself and Americans is getting the economy back on track – including job creation.

Obama described reading letters from Americans hard-hit by the economy. "Today's jobs report confirms what most Americans already know -- we still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do," Obama said.

His remarks were a notable contrast to a conversation senior adviser David Plouffe had earlier this week with reporters at a Bloomberg breakfast.

Previewing the 2012 campaign, Plouffe, who managed Obama's 2008 race, said the unemployment rate won't matter that much to voters.

"The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers," Plouffe said. "People won’t vote based on the unemployment rate, they’re going to vote based on: 'How do I feel about my own situation? Do I believe the president makes decisions based on me and my family?'"

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