Do find it interesting that I frequently find Obama campaign ads on right-of-center blogs. Last night and this morning, caught this ad on Commentary:
Seems I’ve seen it on other conservative and libertarian web-sites. Have you? And the $4 trillion by which he pledges to reduce the debt is from what baseline? His own estimates for future spending released at the outset of his term? Or from current spending levels?
Wonder if he fears ads like this one that I caught today while traveling in Nevada:
Under President Obama’s watch, before he’s even completed that one-term proposition, the federal debt has increased by a greater amount that it increased in George W. Bush’s two terms. And at the end of that era, Mr. Obama said we’d been “living beyond our means.”
UPDATE: What the Obama campaign doesn’t mention in its ad is that despite Obama’a 2009 pledge to reduce the deficit by half at the end of his first term, the deficits his budget office forecasts for the end of his second term (should he win reelection) would be higher than the “astounding” figure Bob Schieffer cited in the third presidential debate in 2008, a figure so astounding that Obama, in his response to Schieffer, reiterated, as I put it in March, “his pledge of a ‘net spending cut’ and vowing, not ‘to go back to our profligate ways.'”