In a package put together by ABC White House correspondent Jake Tapper and aired on Wednesday’s “Good Morning America,” Democratic strategist James Carville elaborated on a message he co-authored in a Democracy Corps memo, which advised President Barack Obama against touting economic growth during his presidency.
According to the memo co-authored by Carville, Stan Greenberg and Erica Seifert, Obama’s strategy is “wrong” and “will fail.” And he told ABC it sends the wrong message, creating a sense Obama is out of touch with the situation.
“I’m worried when the White House and the campaign talks about the progress that is being made, people will take that as a signal that they think that things are fine,” he said. “And people don’t feel that or believe that.”
According to Carville, it’s important for Obama to make a connection in that regard.
“They want to be reassured that he understands the depth of the problem in that he has a plan to deal with the deterioration of the middle class,” Carville added.
Tapper reported Obama will travel to Cleveland on Thursday to deliver a “major economic address,” which he said campaign aides have referred to as a “framing address.” He suggested Obama might be moving in the direction Carville recommended.
Tapper’s report aired on “Good Morning America” with host George Stephanopoulos, who along with Carville has reportedly consulted with the Obama White House.