President Obama’s comment last week that “the private sector is doing fine” could be costly in the coming election. Though Obama quickly tried to explain what he really meant to say, the comment is manna for Republicans eager to portray Obama as out of touch. Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post noted: “The problem for Obama is that his remark plays directly into the story that Republicans are trying to tell about him – that he is a big-government liberal who thinks the answer to all problems is expanding the federal bureaucracy and who lacks even a basic understanding of how the private sector works.”
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