I now give you the Curious Incident of the Spinmeisters Who Didn’t Have the Heart to Spin Effectively.
Martin O’Malley is one such spinmeister–though one ought to give credit where it is deserved; he does his best to obfuscate the issue until being called out by Bob Schieffer.
And here is David Plouffe:
Asked repeatedly on Sunday whether the country is better off than it was four years ago, David Plouffe, a top adviser to President Obama, would not provide a direct yes or no answer. He responded that the nation has improved from the “depths of the recession” because of Obama’s leadership, but would not flatly say whether the country is better off or not.
Plouffe said on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” that, “I think the American people understand that we got into a terrible economic situation,” and “they know we had a deep hole.”
Plouffe’s answers improved later on during the interview, but it is safe to say that he created all of the wrong headlines for his boss. More here.
Relatedly, it is worth noting that the very same people who complained that the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision would put elections in the hands of foreigners . . . want you to effectively put this election into the hands of foreigners.