Recent polls have shown that President Obamas popularity with white men has declined. As a result, some Democratic strategists have suggested that the president should focus his attention on minorities, women and educated, successful men. They reason that trying to reach blue collar white men would be a waste of time and money.
That only shows how little these overpaid strategists really know. Dismissing the committed Teapublicans and racists, President Obama has a strong record to sell to men. His American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and loans to the American auto industry saved millions of construction and factory jobs. If the presidents case is properly stated, many of these men will understand that they owe their jobs to him.
Moreover, the strategists miss what is probably the real reason that the presidents popularity among male voters has declined. Until recently, he has shown a lack of cajones. Men all men respect another man who stands up for what he believes in. They need to be reminded that President Obama ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden. And they need to see the president continue to stand up and speak out strongly against the obstructionist Teapublicans.