Remember Obama's pre-vacation promise to put forward a "very specific plan" to help the economy and generate jobs? At some point, this was downgraded to an "outline" but then it looked like we were going to get a very important speech to a joint session of Congress. Finally, here was an opportunity for the President to put to task his oft-repeated call for discipline, responsibility, and "getting things done."
Now it looks like Obama is heading back to Congress to vote "present" again:
In what could be a way of lowering expectations for next Thursday's big economic speech, aides to President Obama are privately spreading word that he will not present his entire jobs plan in his address to a Joint Session of Congress.Aides say Thursday's speech will be part of a bigger plan the White House will roll out throughout the fall with the president hitting the road for speeches and town hall appearances.
Frankly, I expect Obama’s jobs speech to be the worst presidential speech in my lifetime.The man does not want to lead; he just wants to talk.