Rove: You're Boring Us, Obama

Prez needs to get off TV, start working on better health plan
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2009 1:48 AM CDT
Former White House aide Karl Rove leaves law offices in Washington earlier this year.   (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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(Newser) – If President Obama wants opponents to buy his health care plan he'll have to come with a better plan instead of trying to bore them into submission by repeating details of the one he's got, writes Karl Rove. With his recent round of TV appearances, "Obama made a classic mistake of politicians on a downward-bending arc," writes the former Bush strategist. "He jumps out in front of the cameras without having something fresh to offer."

Obama's rapidly losing credibility with his health care push, and is in danger of losing his magic, Rove notes in the Wall Street Journal.  "Obama doesn't need more TV time. He needs a new health-care plan that comes from actual bipartisan negotiation and compromise—one that most Americans see as something that will actually improve their health care," Rove argues, offering numerous GOP-friendly suggestions.