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Rich Lowry: Royal baby will beat Obama

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On Fox News this morning, National Review editor Rich Lowry suggested that President Obama’s planned speeches this week on jobs and the economy would fall flat in the wake of the media mania over the royal baby.

When asked about whether the speech would have any impact on the economy, Lowry suggested that the nation – and the media – was focused on a different issue.

“I don’t think this tactic will have much success – we’ll be talking about the royal baby very soon and rest of the week and no one will remember this speech – I predict – anymore than they remember the speeches he gave in May that were a pivot to jobs,” Lowry said, noting Obama’s frequent efforts to return to the economy when he lacked a specific agenda.

Obama plans to kick off several speeches on the economy beginning in Knox College on Wednesday in Galesburg, Illinois.

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