Carville: President Obama needs to fire a lot of people
Anonymous Posted Sep 16, 2011 2:19 PM
President Obama needs to fire a lot of people. Thats the conclusion of longtime Democratic strategist and TV pundit James Carville, who unloaded on Obama Thursday for failing to change his White House team despite months of lagging poll numbers and stagnant economic indicators.
For God's sake, Carville wrote on CNNs web site , why are we still looking at the same political and economic advisers that got us into this mess? It's not working.
Carville, the colorful longtime strategist for Former President Clinton, did not name names. His comments were likely to be read carefully by the small circle of aides and friends that has long surrounded the president David Plouffe, Valerie Jarrett and (even since leaving the White House) David Axelrod, among them.
Bill Clinton fired many people in 1994 and took a lot of heat for it, Carville wrote. Reagan fired most of his campaign staff in 1980. Republicans historically fired their own speaker, Newt Gingrich. Bush fired Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
He added: Its not going to work with the same team, the same strategy and the same excuses.