John Heilemann on Hardball: Obama Can Please No One Now


Our own John Heilemann stopped by Hardball tonight to discuss a new stack of dipping poll numbers for President Obama and why Thursday’s jobs speech before a full Congress probably won’t bring about any change whatsoever. “I think the president and his people recognize that the likelihood of the Republicans approving anything that would substantially alter the economic conditions of the United States between now and Election Day is virtually zero,” Heilemann said. “The things that would show [Obama] to be a big, bold political leader are things that would not necessarily be popular in the middle of the country.” See more in the video.