Last week, we noted both President Obama and Vice President Biden have quickly embraced the underdog status in this presidential election when given the opportunity. Now former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is doing his part to add to the narrative.
From the CNN Political Ticker:
(CNN) – Rahm Emanuel left his post as White House Chief of Staff more than a year ago, but on Sunday the Chicago mayor waded back into presidential politics, saying his former boss’ reelection was far from a sure thing.
“There's no doubt there's a challenge politically because the economy is not where the American middle-class family needs it to be for their bottom line,” Emanuel said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
Emanuel said the American people would hold President Barack Obama and other elected officials accountable for the faltering economy when they cast their votes in 2012.
As we noted last week, it's debatable whether the president can be considered the underdog just yet, though it might be politically advantageous if yet-to-be energized Democrats think he is.