White House officials have been insisting for a couple of weeks that Obama’s bus tour through the Midwest has nothing to do with campaigning. It’s just a way to get the president among the people, especially, um, the people in presidential battleground swing states. This is an official trip, paid for by taxpayers, while the DNC sits on its wallets, so he can’t be campaigning, right?
Well, Obama was in Minnesota yesterday and in Iowa today, two must-win states for him in 2012. And he’ll go to two places in Illinois tomorrow for cover – since Illinois is an easy win for him – but both towns are within shouting distance of Davenport, Iowa and should pick up some coverage from the swing state too.
Meanwhile, he’ll be interviewed today by two TV stations from St. Louis, Mo., bringing a third critical 2012 state into the mix.
But the best way to see if he’s campaigning is to see if he’s campaigning. What else do you call this, from his town hall yesterday in Cannon Hills, Minn.?
I know it’s not election season yet, but I just have to mention, the debate the other party candidates were having the other day, when they were asked to reduce our deficit, reduce our debt, would you be willing to take a deal where it was $5 of spending cuts for every $1 of increased revenues, who would take it? Everybody said no. They said, how about 10 to 1? Ten dollars of cuts for every dollar increase in revenue? Are you saying that none of you would take it — and everybody raised their hand. None of them would take it. Think about that. I mean, that’s just not common sense.
Gosh. Let’s have a quiz. When you attack candidates who are opposing you then your are:
A. Speaking random words which just happen to fall together into an attack on your opponents.
B. Ordering out for Chinese
I’ll help. The answer is, “C.”
Gosh, the White House should be able to fake it better than this. I mean, they ought to at least not have blown their story on the first day.