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Obama's New Ad: Better Late Than Never

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Finally, Barack Obama answers the "Which Side Are You On?" question so many of us have been asking, and starts talking about trade and working-class economics:

I have three simple thoughts on this ad:

1) Though unspectacular in its production, it is a very important thematic step in the right direction. Let's hope unions and progressives use this step to keep Obama in the right place, rather than floating stories like this from the Hill newspaper that would seem to undermine the cause.

2) Where have you been, Barack? How are you only starting to talk about China and trade issues now?

3) Better late than never. Even though I'm not sure why it has taken this long to get to these issues in such a forceful way, it's nonetheless terrific that Obama's getting there's just in the nick of time.