So focused have our our friends in the legacy media been on making this election a referendum on the challenger, that they have all but forgotten to ask the incumbent President of the United States about his plans for a second term. So, that challenger has to do their work for them. Linking this video from the Romney campaign, Jennifer Rubin reminds us that the Republican nominee is asking for Obama’s economic plan:
Barack Obama, Rubin reminds us, “doesn’t have much of a second-term agenda.” Similarly, in a piece on Obama’s crumbling campaign for the New York Daily News, Jim Geraghty observes that Obama’s “vision for the next four years . . . has been largely missing from his effort this year.”
All but one of the Obama ads I have seen — either linked on blogs or broadcast on TV — has been an attack on Mitt Romney. And that one exception was the Obama ad featuring Bill Clinton. Do hope that, in the second debate, Mitt Romney has a chance to turn the tables on Barack obama and ask the Democrat just what he plans to do in his second term.
That question, “What is your plan?” may resonate quite well with people who like the idea of Barack Obama, but are not too pleased with his big-government policies. They may fear he has more such initiatives in store for his second term.
RELATED: Linda Morrison, the “woman who pressed Paul Ryan for specifics on his tax plan at a town-hall event in Clinton, Iowa, earlier this week says she is ‘outraged’ that the Obama campaign misrepresented her words“:
“I am the woman in the Green Bay Packer jacket at Rep. Paul Ryan’s rally in Clinton who asked him the question about specific plans to fix our economy,” Linda Morrison wrote in her hometown paper, The Quad City Times, on Friday. “Needless to say, I was quite shocked to learn the Obama campaign seized my question, putting out the statement ‘Even Ryan can’t attend his own rally without being called out.’ I was not calling Ryan out.”
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Morrison said she was happy with Ryan’s response to her inquiry, and that she was “outraged” that the Obama campaign would misrepresent the exchange.
“Today I am outraged that my question is being misrepresented and used as a political tool against the Romney/Ryan campaign by both media and the Obama camp,” she wrote. “The question I asked is what we the citizens want to know: How is the Romney/Ryan plan going to tackle this economy? Paul Ryan answered it with precise clarity. My next question is to President Barack Obama. What is your specific plan to fix the economy you said you would fix 4 years ago?”
H/t Jazz Shaw @ HotAir.