Is it time to panic at the White House? The whispers have begun to grow louder both inside and outside the Beltway that the answer is yes, and that President Obama's West Wing is in need of a good old-fashioned shakeup.I can't disagree with the whole firing thing, it's just that it should've been done and I'm thinking it's far too late in this game to start changing ship. That should've been done earlier this year if you really wanted some time to right the ship into for the next election. He may have a hard time convincing the electorate that he's on the correct course.
The loudest voice to date is that of James Carville, the boisterous Democratic strategist who helped put Bill Clinton into the White House in 1992.
Writing at CNN.com, Carville said the results of special elections this week in New York and Nevada call for an urgent response from the president to change course.
"We are far past sending out talking points. Do not attempt to dumb it down. We cannot stand any more explanations," Carville wrote Thursday.
He outlined a three-point strategy that starts with firing "a lot of people."
"For God's sake, why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisors that got us into this mess? It's not working," he said.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Time for panic at the White House? Some say yes
Tough times are coming for President Obama according to the Tribune's Washington Bureau: