Obama gave a speech to the United Auto Workers laced with what Greg Sargeant described as “withering derision”:

A key line: “I keep on hearing these same folks talk about values all the time. You want to talk about values? Hard work: That’s a value. Looking out for one another: That’s a value. The idea that we’re all in it together and I’m my brother’s and sister’s keeper: That’s a value.”

Obama got plenty of cheers from the auto union members.

Will it work in November with the rest of the nation?