Florida, Florida, Florida! No blue skies for President Obama in the sunshine state: He’s trailing Mitt Romney in a new poll. And tonight marks the sixth GOP debate and the third in just 15 days. We’ll have the latest for you with DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe from Orlando.
Bridge over troubled waters: President Obama visits a structurally deficient bridge linking Ohio (Speaker Boehner’s home state) and Kentucky (Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell’s home state) today in an effort to push his jobs plan. Will the President garner enough public support in his rivals’ home districts to swing Republicans and pass his plan? We’ll discuss with Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Chicago Tribune Columnist Clarence Page, an Ohio native, tonight.
Take me to your leader! Is the Tea Party burning Speaker Boehner? Last night he couldn’t get the votes to pass a Republican spending bill. And are Dems giving up on President Obama? What’s the best strategy for the Speaker and the President? We’ll ask the Hardball Strategists, Todd Harris and Steve McMahon. They join us tonight.
Plus: Trouble on the home front? Could President Obama be losing support among a group of his staunchest supporters: African Americans? For the answer, we go to msnbc Analyst and Georgetown University Professor of Sociology Michael Eric Dyson and Lehigh University Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English Dr. James Patterson.