This morning’s preview was delayed by a loss of power at the undisclosed location from which I usually post. But there are only two things happening today anyways: Obama’s jobs speech at 7 p.m. on the networks, and the kickoff of the NFL season shortly after.
I’ve already written about what I expect from Obama tonight (not much), and the only thing that’s changed in the meantime is that the administration has assigned it a $400 billion price tag and a name: “The American Jobs Act.”
Republicans oppose almost every part of the plan Obama is supposed to unveil, though — from a payroll tax cut to extended unemployment insurance. He may as well have said it would be a trillion-dollar package. That would be better for all involved: he could boast to the liberal base that he fought for another $1 trillion stimulus, and the Republicans could brag about killing it. I’ll have more to say about Obama’s plan once it’s official.
Meanwhile, Green Bay and New Orleans play at 8:30. This season’s been a long time coming, and it wasn’t always guaranteed that it would.