Listening to this vintage clip of Bush and Clinton back in 1992, I can visualize the inevitable Obama/Romney debate playing out the same exact way.
The only exception is countless progressives pointing to Obama's Wall Street bankroll, claiming he can't really "feel our pain" with all that campaign dough. To be honest, no politician can really feel our socio-economic pain on a basic level. Too much money floating around for that to happen. The only thing they can do is listen and hear how Americans are struggling and respond appropriately.