A number of things happened yesterday, none of which are particularly beneficial to the Obama campaign:
- Three polls were released showing the race tightening, the National Journal survey, the NBC/WSJ poll & Rasmussen’s tracking.
- Vice President Biden acknowledged that the middle class has “been buried the last four years”, a time period which nearly perfectly corresponds with his tenure in office.
- The Daily Caller released a video which, at the least, reminds Americans that for twenty years, Barack Obama attended the church of a prejudiced pastor.
- Another solar panel manufacturer which received a loan guarantee from the federal government declared bankruptcy.
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Darrell Issa, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform “to withhold any final conclusions about the Benghazi attack until the review board finishes its work and reports to Congress, which could come as early as November or as late as early next year.“* (Via HotAir and Powerline.) And everyone knows what takes place this November. Another remind of how politicized the administration reaction to the attack has become.
Now, most of these stories won’t attract the media scrutiny they would attract if they involved, say, a Republican White House, but people are paying attention and news does seem to get past the legacy media’s filters.
Can you imagine the clamor for immediate answers if a Republican Secretary of State had urged the chair of a congressional committee to wait until after the election for answers to a question of national security?
*Recognizing “that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi is being investigated,” Pejman Yousefzadeh is having. . .
. . . trouble understanding why the White House can’t answer a simple query: Did the consulate request additional security prior to the attack on it–the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stephens?
Seems to me that this is a question that can be answered with a simple “yes,” or “no.” When the answer instead is “no comment,”** then something certainly smells fishy.
Indeed. Via Instapundit.