Should Obama change his economic strategy? When the shadow of a tree is bent, straighten the tree, not the shadow

The American economy and the Democrats are like a man and his shadow. Despite a euphoric three days at the Democratic convention, the news that the US economy added fewer jobs than expected in August brought the Democrats back to reality.

While I agree that fewer jobs added is better than jobs lost, the economy is still the main issue that the Democrats have to address. The uncertainties in the Euro zone affect the US economic recovery. President Obama’s message of hope for a better future is not enough.

The question is, if reelected, should President Obama change his economic team and try another approach? As in football, a coach can change a losing team. As the Swahili of Tanzania say, “When the shadow of a tree is bent, straighten the tree, not the shadow.”

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