President Obama must make a choice about which economic message he wants to present to the American people. The president is simultaneously pitching his excellent plan to help the struggling middle class, and trying to convince voters that the economy is in the middle of a robust recovery. But only one of those messages will resonate with working Americans.
The president must present a choice between progressives who want to address issues like rising inequality, and conservatives who don’t. Otherwise, we could be looking at a repeat of 2010: