Karl Rove – bless his heart – offered Barack Obama some tips on how to get his mojo back. They included redoing his stump speech, stopping the political attacks and talking more about his policy proposals. “Americans want to see your passion and commitment to things they care about, in ways that give them confidence you’re up to the job,” Rove wrote.
But Obama’s campaign already has retooled. Rather than holding so many of the giant campaign events, Obama is doing more town hall-style meetings and is reminding voters of his modest upbringing and his work as a community organizer. And as Rove recommended, he is backing off criticism of Hillary Clinton.