President Obama will hold a press conference at 2:20 pm today in the White House press briefing room. We will livestream it here.
This definitely suggests a new strategy for Obama with respect to the media. It’s his third news conference since Republicans massacred the Democrats on Election Day.
This reflects the White House view that their problems stem from a failure to communicate adequately with the public. But Obama has moved too far to the left of the general voting public, and the economy has failed to improve, so no amount of selling could have stemmed the rebellion he faced last month.
Obama needs to change his policies, not his strategy. His cave in to Republicans on taxes, ironically, will begin repairing the political damage.
Gibbs will brief at 3:20 to clean up any mess Obama might leave.