Dana Milbank reports on the President’s Big Business Summit or Whatever:
The president was not about to answer questions because he didn’t want to do anything to upset the choreography of the day. It was a chance for Obama to show, in contrast to the perception that many voters had last month, that he is a big fan of the free market and private industry. And it was a chance to have a mostly friendly crowd of CEOs (there wasn’t an oil man or a health-insurance boss among them) validate Obama’s pro-business bona fides.
No, no, a thousand times, no. Nobody doubts that Obama is anti-business. Rent-seeking corporations and great big government go hand-in-hand. What we need is a President who is pro-markets.
And good luck with that.