From Timothy Geithner's speech last night to the New York Economic Club:
The three primary economic imperatives we face today are supporting economic growth now, making the right investments and reforms to make our economy more competitive over time, and restoring fiscal sustainability. These imperatives require that that we resolve the fundamental political divide in this country about the appropriate role of government in the economy.
It's pretty interesting that even Mr. Geithner says there is a "fundamental political divide in this country about the appropriate role of government in the economy." Mitt Romney has said just about the same thing. It may be that Mr. Geithner is overestimating the degree to which Republicans would restrain or roll back government involvement in the economy, i.e., campaigning against a straw man, but it may also be that he's on to something. I'm not necessarily sure this is winning political turf for the Democrats and Obama, but apparently they think it is.