Obama is losing the popular argument, not on style but on substance, as seen by Mr. Santelli's magnificent "rant" performance. The administration needs to redirect its efforts to first and foremost benefit the people who are paying their mortgages, or have even already finished that struggle, before they tax the productive innocent to subsidize the wasteful minority. Some slack needs to be allowed for those who did behave responsibly but whose long-term jobs are casualties, too.
The key idicator of Obama's success is whether the millions of "little people" who make up a very large part of the stock market will "vote" their confidence or no confidence with their cash. Unlike throw-away polling, that process is critical and can't be ignored or fudged.
John D. Froelich
Upper Darby , PA
Feb 21 2009 - 3:30pm