Obama vs. Reality
Obama finally appeared in front of reporters in order to answer questions about things other than what superpowers he might want to have at his disposal. Tommy mentioned part of it here, but there are some other things that also should be highlighted.
Among the claims President Obama had time to make he said is in no way running a negative campaign against Governor Mitt Romney. In fact, the President stated that he is “focused on the issues and the differences that are important to working families all across America”.
Perhaps the President haven’t been watching the same campaign as the rest of us. In the real world we’ve seen his campaign feature an individual on an official conference call who said that Governor Romney’s closing of a plant in Kansas City led to the death of a woman. Of course, the Obama campaign have also seen fit to accuse Governor Romney of committing a “felony”. For more charges by Team Obama and the Democrats against Mr. Romney, of which almost all of them can be considered negative, go check out this article by Guy Benson over at Townhall.com.
During the press conference, President Obama also said that Governor Romney’s tax returns are not “in any way out of bounds”. Is this what Obama considers to be the issues that are important to working families all across America?
Anyway, the President charged on, saying that someone who wants to be the President of the United States should keep his life as “open book” for voters. It’s hard to imagine that many would characterize President Obama and his administration as an “open book”.
One can see why he’s stayed away from doing press conferences for two months. The man is obviously out of touch with what is actually going on outside the White House, and apparently out of touch with his own campaign as well.