The Dems Can’t Run Against Bush

Stanley Greenberg focus-grouped the Democrats' talking points on the economy. Blumenthal summarizes:

The results show that backward-looking campaign messages about who is to blame for the recession or whether the recovery efforts are succeeding are doomed to failure. Instead Greenberg is urging Democrats to look forward, embrace the ongoing economic hardship and propose solutions that target perceived greed and unfairness.

Douthat, meanwhile, previews the GOP's economic attacks.