Obama - Lead Don't Follow
“"If he believes in something, then he needs to stand for it,” said Dumas, the North Carolina independent who works in video production. “He needs to back it and not play both sides. It hasn’t really served him well.”Obama has pledged to stand firm on the jobs program. “This isn’t about giving Democrats or Republicans a win. It’s about giving the American people a win,” he said at a jobs event in Columbus, Ohio, yesterday."" Bloomberg, September 14, 2011
Mr. President, your job is to lead and not follow the polls. Your jobs plan is the right one. Now your job is to convince the American public. Do not get caught holding your finger up to the wind. Instead, be relentless about your jobs package.
With or without a surge in jobs, we need to repair and build infrastructure for the future. It will simply makes us more competitive. Interest rates are low and we have an excess supply of labor. Improvement in employment numbers is an added bonus.
So keep your finger in your pocket and keep explaining your jobs package.