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White House: If we paint the walls white, the room looks bigger

President Obama’s campaign managers are trying to cope with the administration’s sagging poll numbers and the general ickiness around the White House.

Problem solved:

A third change is a return to the backdrops for Obama that aides considered so effective during the presidential bid. The image of Obama standing in the Diplomatic Room surrounded by men in dark suits will be replaced, as often as possible, by scenes of a more relaxed president in crowds. The goal is to have Obama travel outside of Washington — what they call “the bubble” — at least once a week, advisers said.

Finally, aides said it was recognized inside the West Wing that Obama has strayed from his most successful message of the campaign: that he would be a change agent in Washington.

While they’re at it, they should haul out the styrofoam Greek columns from storage and bring it to every event where the President speaks.

And if the administration thinks that their “messaging” problem means the country hasn’t seen enough of Barack Obama, then be my guest.  Is this what they’re really thinking?  Are they that tone-deaf?

Is it just me, or is it insulting to think that the President thinks he can just gloss over all the crap coming from the White House over the last twelve months just by literally re-arranging the furniture?

Also, this whole “change” idea is getting worn out.  It’s hard to be the “agent of change” in Washington when you are Washington.

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