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The new ad that Jay links to below seems an acknowledgment that Barack Obama has decided to double down on his economic message, which simply hasn’t been getting through to voters. No doubt, this is partly attributable to the sludge tornado unleashed by the McCain campaign. But it’s also attributable to the Obama campaign’s own failure to produce a concise message that cuts through the clutter.
This open letter from William Galston, who was one of the smartest domestic policy advisers in the Clinton White House, but has never been a self-promoter, seems very smart to me.