Thursday, June 14, 2012

“This November, You Can Remind the World How a Growing Economy Is Built Not from the Top Down, But from a Growing, Thriving Middle Class”

Ezra Klein of The Washington Post writing about President Obama’s aggressive economic address today in Ohio: “One speech doesn’t change an election, and this one won’t, either. But the Obama campaign’s line of attack does point to a difficulty for the Romney campaign in the coming months: Where can they show a sharp break with the policies of the Bush administration?”

My answer, of course, is that they can’t. Mitt Romney wants Americans to forget what a horrendous mess George W. Bush and his Republican water carriers made of government and the economy, and go right back to the same failed path. Their opinion of voters’ intelligence is obviously very low.

Watch the president’s speech for yourself:

The Daily Beast’s Andrew Sullivan offered his own critique of the president’s speech: “My bottom line? A home run. Simply constructed, carefully reframed, aggressive while positive: the Obamaites have been listening to critics and are responding. If this is his message, and if he is able to keep articulating it this clearly, he will win. And in my view, the experience of the last thirty years is that he should win. If I have to choose between a governing philosophy espoused by Bill Clinton or one espoused by George W. Bush, it’s a no-brainer. And I can’t stand Bill Clinton.”

READ MORE:Obama to America: Romney’s Got Nothin’,” by Greg Sargent (The Washington Post); “Obama Drops the Gloves and Delivers an Epic Middle-Class Beatdown to Mitt Romney,” by Jason Easley and Sarah Jones (PoliticUSA).

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