Dr. Jason Johnson was interviewed by the National Post of Canada for their article “A touch of class warfare: Economic angst may cost Obama swing states.”
But in politics, strategists and analysts know image is paramount. And in Mr. Obama’s case, the perception that he promised the world and delivered too little is his chief weakness — more so than any amount of class warfare waged by the Republicans, said Jason Johnson, a professor at Ohio’s Hiram College.
“He ran in 2008 and claimed — or led people to believe he claimed — that he would radically change Washington, be more transparent, fix the wars, clean the oceans, make the sun rise and basically turn rivers into wine,” said Mr. Johnson, a former political consultant at the state-level.
“If Mitt Romney is elected, it will not be because of the Cooperman letter and things like it. It will be because Americans were disappointed that Barack Obama didn’t accomplish what he led them to believe he would accomplish.”