As a general rule, I have little respect for political analysis that boils down the problems of elected officials as "communications problems." America's problem is not that Obama is doing a poor job "connecting" with voters on the economy. Why? Because if tomorrow, President Obama wakes up and suddenly does such a fantastic job "connecting" and "communicating" with voters on the economy, the structural problem of unemployment -- in which the unemployed struggle to connect with job openings -- will still exist. Magic words -- even awesome ones like "Accio, employment!" -- do not remove the underlying problem.