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08/04/2010 11:01 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

White House Urges Economic Optimism, But Is Anyone Buying It?

There have been signs that the White House is shifting gears into election mode ahead of the November elections. President Obama has been more visible of late, and his comments have taken on a harder edge, pointing out the obstructionist policies of the Republican opposition and contrasting his achievements with those of the previous administration.

But there remains a big problem for the president, and for Democrats in general: what to do with this crap economy? For now, the strategy appears to be to shine it up nice, put a bow on it, and hope no one asks too many questions.

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