Obama Writes GOP General Election Ads For Them
When Reagan was running against Carter, I remember that one of the Gipper’s slogans was, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” (Or something to that effect. Yes, I am old enough to remember that, but I wasn’t old enough to vote till Reagan’s re-election campaign. You should be able to get a good general idea of my age from that, if you’re curious.)
Obama seems to be trying to be Reaganesque here, but all he’s really doing is giving the GOP a sound bite to use in ads against him.
Obama was also asked the quintessential question that every president gets when he is running for reelection: “Are we better off now than we were four years ago?”
“Well, you know, I think we are better off now than we would have been if I hadn’t taken all the steps that we took,” a hesitant Obama said. “I don’t think the country is stronger yet then it was when the economy was still booming and we didn’t have Wall Street crisis, and we didn’t have the housing bubble burst. But, we’ve made steady progress, we just need to make more.”
Looked at the unemployment figures lately, Mr. President? Or any of the other economic indicators?
Either he is completely out of touch with what is really happening on Main Street, USA, or he really thinks that we’re “better off” with more people on government aid of all sorts.