Obama's campaign folks have cranked the attack ad dial to "11", not realizing that very few people are buying it. The not-quite-so-fawning MSM is doing its part, with MSNBC's edits of Romney's "WaWa" remarks changing the context entirely. Unfortunately this ploy has backfired. I guess the folks at MSNBC have forgotten the RatherGate affair and how a blogger brought Dan Rather and members of the CBS news organization down. These days the blogosphere is much more powerful and bloggers ubiquitous, meaning crap like MSNBC's creative editing do not go unchallenged by the public. All this has done is make them look childish.
The Obama campaign can't even seem to find real anti-Romney protesters and must resort to hiring them. How pathetic is that?
Obama himself is finding he has to resort to laying blame for his own failures on his predecessor. Doesn't he realize George W. Bush has been out of office for almost three-and-a-half years? When does he take ownership of his failures? From what I've seen of Barack Obama, never. It will always be someone else's fault. That isn't very presidential.
All we have to do is look at another president who took office when things were dismal, rolled up his sleeves, and got to work. He didn't waste time during his first term blaming his predecessor. Instead, he got things done, working with Congressional leaders in both parties to do what was needed to turn things around. The most important thing he did to fix the economy? He got government out of the way and let the economy fix itself, which in turn led to over 12 years in incredible economic growth and prosperity.
That president? Ronald Reagan.
If Obama had half the gumption and work ethic of Reagan, the economy would have recovered two years ago. But here we are in 2012, and Obama is making claims that "The private sector is doing fine" (which it isn't). On the other hand we have Romney responding to hecklers at his campaign stops with this retort: "You really want four more years of this?"