Obama is taking to the "bully pulpit" to promote his fiscal cliff solution to ordinary Americans.
The President's plan is to speak directly to Americans and persuade them that they'll benefit from allowing taxes to increase for the wealthy. The strategy is quite different to his approach to the 2011 debt ceiling negotiations, when Obama just talked to lawmakers - and we know how well that turned out.
On Wednesday Obama will meet small business CEOs and families who'll be hard hit by the fiscal cliff, and on Friday he'll visit The Rodon Group factory in Hatfield, PA. Rodon make children's toys for K'NEX brands, including Tinkertoy and Angry Birds Building Sets.
Republicans, led by Mitch McConnell, have slammed Obama's new "campaign-style approach to fiscal talks." They're claiming that Obama should spend his time bargaining with Republican lawmakers rather than messing about talking to voters.
But meanwhile other Republicans, led by John Boehner, are quietly plotting a fiscal cliff tour of their own. They intend to warn Americans that letting tax cuts expire on incomes over $200,000 - as Obama intends - will hit some small businesses very hard.
Via Fox News, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.