Yesterday, David Gregory -- ostensibly well-informed host of MSNBC's Meet the Press -- tweeted this reality-challenged comment about Larry Summer's impending departure from the White House, "After Summers does Obama tap someone from business community? Opportunity to ease the tension."
One of the persistent mysteries about the president is why someone who began his adult life as a community organizer, working with economically displaced workers in Chicago, has had so much difficulty making a connection with voters on economic issues. That was a problem during his presidential campaign. From the questions on Monday, it remains a problem today.