Seems that the incumbent President of the United States thinks he can win reelection only by attacking his likely adversary:
When President Barack Obama criticized Mitt Romney by name this week for embracing a controversial Republican budget proposal, he worded his attack carefully and with bite.
“(Romney) said that he’s ‘very supportive’ of this new budget, and he even called it ‘marvelous’ — which is a word you don’t often hear when it comes to describing a budget,” Obama said during a speech on Tuesday. . . .
He may mock the Republican’s word choice, but can he defend an alternative to the budget Mr. Romney praised? It doesn’t seem any member of his party’s congressional caucus can, given that not one U.S. Representative, not even a single Democrat, voted for his budget blueprint.
And the budget Mr. Obama presented won’t reduce the deficit below the “astounding” figure he, in 2008, equated to “living beyond our means” even ten years after the date of that statement.
As soon as the contest for the Republican nomination is settled, the focus will return to Mr. Obama and the job he’s been doing. And then attacks on a man who supports a plan that can at least secure a majority of his party’s House caucus (well 94.2% to be exact) will resonate less than will an accounting of his record in office, including the fact that precisely 0% of his party’s caucus in the U.S. House voted for his budget.
*in the U.S. House of Representatives.