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Both in economics and politics, it is incumbent on Obama's team to plan for the worst just in case, and to craft a message that will work in the fall no matter the economic trend lines. There are a couple of major reasons this is especially important.
White middle class Americans, especially men, just don't like Democrats anymore. To reach these disaffected people, Democratic "plans" for the economy have to speak to their grievances.