Monday, June 25, 2012

For Obama, the No-Win Scenarios Are Coming Fast and Furious

He needs celebrities to help him raise cash, but has to embarrass them (and himself) to get it

“We don’t like what he’s doing, but we understand it,” says one Hollywood fund-raising insider.  “He has to raise the money. It’s a bad situation.”… “It's a mistake," a veteran Hollywood exec says flatly.  “He’s supposed to be a man of the people, and he’s hanging out with Anna Wintour?  Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?”   Read more here

Meanwhile, no Democrat spin can undo the damage of the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare

Cornell Law Professor William A. Jacobson recently predicted a lose-lose no matter how it went: “..a total legal victory would motivate Republicans and center-right independents much as in 2010. A total loss would render much of Obama’s first term at best a waste of time. A split decision has a little of both bads.”   Read more here

And then, mostly flying below the radar, there’s this whole airline merger dilemma

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Sam Batkins:  “The impact of the merger on fliers is an open question, but it is bad news for the president. He's either a flip-flopper on the merits of mergers or an aggressive regulator in an economy with 8.2% unemployment. And unlike Captain Kirk, he can't cheat his way out of this no-win scenario.”  Read more here

What other lose-lose situations do you see for either side?

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