It came in response to criticism that he has no plan at all to solve the nation’s entitlement program.
So what I’ve said is that if you look at the history of how these deals get done, typically it’s not because there’s an Obama plan out there; it’s because Democrats and Republicans are both committed to tackling this issue in a serious way.
Sorry, Mr. President, but it does take an Obama Plan. Only the president has the bully pulpit and can build popular sentiment for doing the unpopular things necessary to fix the biggest drivers of the deficit, Medicare and Social Security.
The country isn’t really staying up late to watch C-Span just to see what Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), the GOP point man on the budget, is going to say next.
Most people probably think Paul Ryan plans plays for the Steelers. And Boehner can’t get through a paragraph without weeping.
So it’s got to be you to do the difficult political work, the courageous stuff, to get the process started.
And just to extend the football metaphor, you punted.