W has one of the worst economic records of any prez in US history, yet today's Rasmussen tracker has the race tied 48-48. Obama is responding with the established strategy that got him here - to tie McCain to Bush. But in the Dems haste to make everything about image and personalities, this strategy emphasizes the people, and not the consequences, of Bush's econ policies. Everyone's heard the Bush's 3rd term argument a million times. The new "voted with 90% of the time" campaign is just recreating a message that has only gotten Obama into a tie. Instead, he should be talking about the impact, not the person. So instead of 90%, he should be talking about 600,000 jobs lost this year, 9% of mortgages in foreclosure or past due, auto industry losing 40,000 jobs last month alone. But instead of talking about the general economy, he has a bad habit of positioning every economic speech in terms of how the middle class has done relative to everyone else. Problem with this is it undermines the fact that everyone's paid for the country's weak economic performance since 2001.