Obama Administration's Midterm Campaign Themes

It's not too soon to anticipate the major campaign themes for the Obama administration during the 2010 midterm elections.Not yet two months into his presidency, it doesn't take a NASCAR driver to feel that the wheels on Obama's agenda are wobbly. But despite the day-to-day challenges of running the executive branch of the government, it's reasonable to assume that Obama's brain, David Axelrod, and his minions are already looking ahead to the midterm elections. Campaigning these days is, after all, a non-stop endeavor for those who know how to win.It's also reasonable to assume that Axelrod et al anticipate that Obama's popularity may be sliding down as the midterm campaign ramps up. Barring unforeseen international events, the extent of his slippage will depend most on the state of the U.S. economy.  Regardless of the political environment in 2010, Axelrod et al will likely only update and adjust, and not fundamentally alter, the basic campaign themes that won the White House. If...(Read Full Article)