August 31, 2011
IGNORE THEM — LOOK AT ME! Obama schedules jobs address to coincide with GOP 2012 debate. It’ll be embarrassing for him, though, if his ratings come in lower.
Which is why he might want to take up Boehner’s suggestion instead. He’s got more to lose in that department than the GOP does. If a president outdraws a political debate, it’s no big deal. If a political debate outdraws the President, though . . . .
UPDATE: Peace In Our Time: Obama To Address Congress On Jobs The Day After GOP Debate. Somebody smarter than Obama must have figured the angles on this and realized a Wednesday address was a no-win proposition.