President Barack Obama and his allies are aggressively repositioning him as a "pro-business president" in order to win back the independent and swing voters who deserted Democrats in droves in November -- and so far Republicans are frustrated by the fact that polls indicate the charm offensive is working.
Despite a stimulus plan that failed to keep unemployment below 8 percent, a government takeover of GM and near-ritual bashing of Wall Street fat cats, Obama's allies are now hailing him as a champion of industry.
Earlier this week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka told a National Press Club audience that Obama is "about as pro-business as any president."
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