Here's Ann Althouse on Obama's big job speech:
It's big enough to upset Tea Party types, but not big enough to impress his lefty critics. I think the President's reelection strategy is to be really rather dull and middling... and to count on the other side looking extreme.And that's precisely why Nancy Pelosi is flipping out that the Republicans are declining to give a rebuttal to the President's speech. Obama is so desperate to run as Harry Truman, the last thing he wants is a reserved and rational Congress, perhaps - heaven forfend - one that passes some reasonable portion of his "plan." Obama wants to campaign and counterpunch, because that's all he's got.