Vice President Biden is tired of seeing the Obama administration's economic stimulus plan demeaned, derided and dismissed, and he wanted to talk about it.
But a funny thing happened in the course of an interview at Biden's White House office on Tuesday afternoon. The vice president's passions poured forth not when he was offering his point-by-point defense of the economic recovery plan but on the question of whether the United States is in decline.Transforming a listless national argument about the stimulus and health care into a larger debate over how to maintain American preeminence is both audacious and useful. Off-message, Biden found the right message.
Thursday, February 04, 2010
"Off-message, Biden recasts the Obama agenda"