WSJ: Can President Obama Nationalize the 2012 Election?
stream.wsj.com — Roger Hickey was quoted in an article by Peter Nicholas in the Wall Street Journal.
Some Democrats want to see Mr. Obama do more to “nationalize” the 2012 race.
“We would like to see a more Harry Truman kind of campaign where he campaigns against the obstructionist Republicans in Congress,” said Roger Hickey, co-director of the Campaign for America’s Future, a liberal group.
“He [Mr. Obama] has a rap he uses all the time on the campaign trail about this being the election that will break the stalemate in Washington. But when you look at it, it sounds like he’s just talking about getting him re-elected again.”
A potent message, Mr. Hickey added, would be: “‘Send me a Congress that can do the big things that need to be done.’“