On the day when “[b]road-based gains in employment sent stocks” soaring, with the Dow alone climbing over 100 points and with the price of crude oil falling “below $60 a barrel,” AOL’s business headline focuses on the negative — highlighting a poll showing a drop in consumer confidence.
No wonder the president’s poll numbers continue to sag. Despite a strong economy, the MSM focuses on the bad news. What the president needs is an aggressive and energetic press secretary, eager to promote his boss’s successes — and other good news during his term in office — while standing up to the cynicism of the White House press corps. The president should do what the greatest Republican president did after Antietam: Fire McClellan.