There is good news all around in our A block tonight. Good news on the economy, a good speech by the President on how things are turning around, and brand new poll numbers showing the president beating Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich in a head to head match up.
Let’s face it. Progressives have been worried silly over all these subjects. We all want the economy to improve. We all know people who have been affected one way or another. If the economy doesn’t improve, we face the possibility of President Obama being ousted by a Republican who is more than eager to roll us back to the Bush years, except far worse.
Here’s the hard news. The auto industry continues to be a success story.
President Obama touted that success today in Ann Arbor.
And a new Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll shows the public is starting to believe in this recovery.
President Obama also joined the Democratic caucus retreat in Maryland today and said “You guys have had my back and I’m going to have yours.”
This is an important moment. Substance and message are merging. As the economy shows further signs of life, the President can point to the success, and he can take an even more unified front with his fellow Democrats.