President Obama's handlers aren't giving him good advice. First, they either underestimated the validity of the grassroots resistance to government health care, or they recognized it as legitimate and tried to combat it with ridicule and name-calling. Whatever motivated this response, it was a big mistake. The hostility to his plan is, for the most part, real, grassroots and unscripted.
To make matters worse, his handlers then put President Obama in a staged town hall meeting with softball questions, especially a scripted question from a young girl whose mother is an Obama organizer.
It's a bit hypocritical to question the legitimacy of average Americans at town hall meeting across the country and then stage a phony town hall meeting of your own.
Let's see what his handlers have planned for Obama's town hall meetings today in Montana.