President Obama’s last seven days represent his best week--politically--since his inauguration. It started with the news last Sunday of Osama bin Laden’s death, and it ended with last night’s “60 Minutes” interview. In between, there was the best monthly private-sector jobs gain in years, as well as Thursday’s GOP presidential debate that was dominated by candidates who are unlikely to win the Republican nomination, a contrast that [David] Plouffe and [David] Axelrod couldn't have planned better. So it was a great week for Team Obama, but there are two reality checks: 1) the national average for gasoline has now reached $4 a gallon, and 2) the 2012 presidential election is nearly 550 days away.More here.
Monday, May 09, 2011
Sometimes, All the Cards Fall In Your Favor
This from NBC News’ First Read blog: