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John Heilemann on Morning Joe: President Obama ‘Should Never Have Talked Up the Economy’

Joining the Morning Joe panel today, our own John Heilemann told the group that the Obama administration will continue to be hurt by a decision two years ago to brand the summer of 2010 as “Recovery Summer.” “They should never have talked up the economy,” Heilemann said. “You can’t brand a summer ‘Recovery Summer’ and then not deliver a recovery. If the president had talked the economy down more in that first year and a half, the improvement would now seem greater.” Ah, the delicate art of managing expectations.

Heilemann: Obama Shouldn’t Talk Up the Economy