Messaging Economic Progress to an Angry Publ…

I woke up the other morning, opened Twitter, and was transported back to 2009 when newly-elected Barack Obama was trying to sell the work he did to save a shitty economy. Back then, we relentlessly touted the support of Mark Zandi, an economist at Moody’s Analytics and a former advisor to John McCain’s presidential campaign, for Obama’s recovery act. The support of “John McCain’s chief economic advisor” became a seemingly bulletproof response to any criticism and a bipartisan validation of Obama’s policies.

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