How do you two expect a largely privately-structured 'Jobs Council' to function if those that attend could face significant consequences for affiliating with a presidential nominee a few months before the election? You think CEOs and high ranking economists are just hoping for a chance to dive into the mess of the upcoming election?
With the rate at which both sides are amplifying any allegation into a negative portrayal of the opposing nominee, what do you think the first thing Romney's campaign will do when they see Obama "working with" big business?
It's supposed to be a bipartisan thing but obviously, given the toxic campaign atmosphere, it would be highly unwise for Obama to engage in talks which could so easily be spun against him.
A pretty obvious notion and not one warranting a new thread, imo. Unless of course your goal is to sensationalize Obama in your preferred way...