NEW YORK, June 15, 2012 -- White House senior adviser David Plouffe speaks with George Stephanopoulos on the economy, immigration and President Obama's re-election effort, Sunday on "This Week."
President Obama and Mitt Romney squared off this week in dueling speeches in Ohio on the economy, taxes and job creation, as Obama sought to reset the general election debate.
Can the Obama campaign break out of its summer slump and convince voters the president can better steer the country's economic recovery? Or will the momentum continue for Romney as he begins a five-day, six-state bus tour through key battleground states? And as the White House faces friendly fire from Democrats on its economic message, are Obama's economic proposals enough to earn a second term – or too little, too late if the economy doesn't improve before Election Day?
White House senior adviser David Plouffe faces those questions Sunday on "This Week."
Then, the "This Week" powerhouse roundtable debates all the week's politics, with Romney national campaign co-chair and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, ABC News' George Will, political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd, former Obama economic adviser, ABC News consultant Austan Goolsbee, and editor and publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.
As Obama and Romney target each other's proposals on taxes and spending, who will win over key independent and undecided voters? And will Obama's announcement on relaxing rules for young illegal immigrants help secure the key Hispanic vote or spur a backlash among illegal immigration opponents? Plus, as Greece faces critical parliamentary elections this weekend, could their potential exit from the eurozone spur another global financial crisis that sinks the U.S. back into recession?
The "This Week" powerhouse roundtable joins George Stephanopoulos to debate those issues, and the rest of the week's politics. See the whole political picture, Sunday on "This Week."