Obama, Asheville, N Carolina, 2008: “Sen McCain and his operatives are gambling that they can distract you with smears rather than talk to you about substance. They’d rather try to tear our campaign down than lift this country up. That’s what you do when you’re out of touch, out of ideas, and running out of time.” At that time, news media followers selected their polls, frontpaged the Wall Street crisis, and concluded more voters had decided Obama as more capable to handle the economy.
Now, campaigning for a second term, ideas have included contraception, Romney’s bully days, nutrition standards, bank regulations, gay rights…, many distractions from voter concerns of economy and employment.
AAA gas price average for regular unleaded today is $3.73, more than double January 2009. Obama, in an effort to elevate himself, imposed his image on a magazine cover next to Reagan yet Reagan had created more than triple the jobs by this time, all private sector. Colleges grads were choosing between offers back then. In today’s recovery home owners are walking away from their mortgages.
Continuing in N Carolina: “His campaign has announced that they plan to, and I quote, turn the page on the discussion about our economy and spend the final weeks of this campaign launching Swift Boat style attacks on me.”
Later he said: “The American people are too smart for that. On November 4 you and I are going to turn the page, not on talking about the economy, we’re going to the turn the page on the disastrous economic policies of George W Bush and John McCain.”
The page has been turned, new section says FORWARD. Chapter 1 is titled ‘California Budget Deficit Soars To $16 Billion’. First paragraph begins with the idea that people on fixed incomes may be forced to choose dog food in order to afford necessary medication. It continues saying reassured by Obama, who during his childhood years…