Democratic strategist James Carville delivered in an interview on CNN a message to President Barack Obama.
“The time has come to demand a plan of action that requires a complete change from the direction you are headed,” said Carville.
1. Fire Somebody: “…it’s not going to work with the same team, the same strategy and the same excuses. I know economic analysts are smart — some work 17-hour days. It’s time to show them the exit. Wake up — show us you are doing something.”
2. Indict people: “Mr. President, people are livid. Tell people that you, too, are angry and sickened by the irresponsible actions on Wall Street that caused so much suffering. Do not accept excuses. Demand action now.”
3. Make a case like a Democrat: “While we are going along with the Republican austerity garbage, who is making the case against it? It’s not the Democrats! We are allowing the over-educated, over-explanatory bureaucrat by the name of (Congresssional Budget Office director Douglas) Elmendorf do all the talking. Do not let him make your case.”
4. Hold fast to an explanation: “Stick to your rationale for what has happened and what is going to happen under your leadership. You must carry this through until the election (never say that things are improving because evidently they are not)”
Carville ended with: “The course we are on is not working. The hour is late, and the need is great. Fire. Indict. Fight.