Mitt Romney and Megan McArdle are not alone. A number of bloggers, reporters and pundits have been asking just what Barack Obama has planned for his second term. Some of my conservative friends and correspondents think that the Democrat does indeed have a plan, it’s just that he doesn’t dare make it public because it would show that he’s clearly not the moderate he claims to be.
Even supporters who attended the Democrat’s recent campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, with one saying Obama hadn’t really “done a good job describing his vision for a second term“. And over at the Hill, Niall Stanage & Amie Parnes report that he’s under pressure to do just that — spell out plans for his second term.
And when pressed, his campaign team offers only banalties:
Campaign spokesman Adam Fetcher disputed the charge that Obama isn’t talking details, noting he has promised to double exports, cut oil imports in half and hire 100,000 new math and science teachers, among other second-term priorities.
And just how is he going to do that? Where’s he going to find the money to pay for 100,000 new math and science teachers? What specific policies will he put in place to allow businesses to manufacture products for export? What will he do to reduce our dependency on foreign oil?
Seems he’d rather attack Mr. Romney than put forward some ideas of his own.