David Plouffe Dares The Media To Hold Obama Accountable
So, Donald Trump dropped his “October Surprise” at noon today. If you haven’t seen it, click here. It’s pretty funny. Trump offered to cut a $5 million check to Obama’s charity of choice in return for Obama releasing his college records and passport records. All in all the kind of attention seeking you’d expect from Donald Trump.
I don’t know if Team Obama was expecting something bigger or what, but they were clearly caught flat-footed by the dare. So much so, that top campaign official, David Plouffe, opened up a major can of worms. That is, if the media has any self-respect and pride.
Plouffe on Trump: “Direct those questions to Boston because Donald Trump is Romney’s biggest supporter so he owns everything he says.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 24, 2012
Plouffe may have thought he was being clever by trying to loop Romney into Trump’s stunt, but by doing so he has essentially dared the media to now go to the Obama campaign and ask them about everything “big” supporters like Bill Maher, Eva Longoria, Jeremiah Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Chris Matthews, Bill Ayers – and on and on – have said.
It’s now called the “Plouffe Rule.”
Will the media hold Obama accountable for the statements made by Obama’s biggest supporters? Doubtful. Will the Obama campaign realize how hypocritical they’re being considering how their favorite defense is “they’re not part of our campaign?” Doubtful.
Anyway, let’s get back to the real story: The Obama White House KNEW the attack in Benghazi was a terrorist attack within two hours. And they did nothing… except lie about it for two weeks.