Last week, Obama finally got some traction with a speech that had a clear, consistent message -- jobs, jobs, jobs. Even the Republicans were reluctant to oppose him frontally.
Now, once again, Obama will mix his own message by emphasizing belt tightening in general and cuts in Medicare in particular. There is one silver lining:
The latest White House leaks suggest that a lobbying effort by progressives in Congress and nationally has persuaded the president not to increase the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as part of his deficit plan to be released today (Monday). Campaign for America's Future deserves particular thanks for its heroic efforts on this issue.