June 14, 2012
Dismantling the Case Obama Will Take In Ohio TodayTopics: Political News and commentaries
Jim Geraghty aptly sums up the core of Obama's speech in Ohio later today: "Trash the opposition, promise the world to his base, and hope to win a low-turnout election."
Yeah, that'll work. Good luck with that, Mr. President ...
Fortunately for America, I just don't see the electorate as being that dumb.
As Conn Carroll points out, voters aren't going to ignore the Obama record:
President Obama's biggest advantage in 2008 was that he had no record on which to run. He was a relative political neophyte with just eight years in the Illinois state Senate and four years in the United States Senate, the majority of which he had spent campaigning to be president. He was free to make as many fanciful promises as he wanted and he did ("This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.").Read the rest here. Caroll goes on to point out that fundraising data shows Obama donations have fallen off sharply among both liberal centrists and far left liberals.
But now, Obama has a record. And Americans are not happy with it. That is why Obama is giving a "framing" speech in Cleveland, Ohio, today. The Wall Street Journal reports: "President Barack Obama will use his campaign policy speech in Cleveland on Thursday to present a fresh economic argument that his team hopes will cement their efforts to frame the election as a choice between two starkly different visions for the future, not a referendum on an incumbent overseeing a still-sluggish economy."
But will voters ignore Obama's record and fall for his rhetoric again? Discussions with voters in swing states seem to suggest not. ...
If Obama's lost those "liberal centrists and far left liberals," and he's loosing the independents - it looks like he could be left with only his far-left base, clueless liberals, and people too dumb to know what he's done to the economy.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama will not be the only presidential candidate in Ohio today ... Mitt Romney will also be there.
Posted by Hyscience at June 14, 2012 8:46 AM
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