Tonight's worst questionMarch 24, 2009 8:16 PM EDT ››› JAMISON FOSER
Chuck Todd leapfrogs Marc Ambinder's potential question with this actual one: "Why haven't you asked for something specific that the public should be sacrificing to participate in this economic recovery?"
UPDATE: A little background: a few weeks ago, Howard Fineman claimed "The Establishment" is unhappy about President Obama's "failure to call for genuine sacrifice on the part of all Americans, despite the rhetorical claim that everyone would have to 'give up' something." As I explained at the time:
Obama has, of course, called for the very wealthiest of Americans -- those making more than $200,000 -- to make some sacrifices, in the form of higher taxes. So what Howard Fineman and the Establishment -- many of whom make more than $200,000 -- really mean when they complain that Obama isn't calling for sacrifice is that he isn't calling for sacrifice from the working class. If only Obama would demand higher taxes from laid-off autoworkers and middle managers and single mothers working two jobs, Howard Fineman and the Establishment would be euphoric.