Posts Tagged ‘Joe Biden’
Wow. This blogger is surprised.
I thought Rob Portman, U.S. Senator from OH-IO was the frontrunner in the so-called veep sweepstakes. Of course some homerism was in play along with Senator Portman’s solid credentials. But we would have lost him in the senate even though Governor Kasich would have picked a solid replacement.
On the competency scale, Rep. Paul Ryan is another solid addition to Mitt Romney’s sheer business acumen and over-all competence.
Just on competence alone does Romney-Ryan beat Obama-Biden. Can you seriously look at that other side and think “they really know what they are doing”?
When it comes to competency, Romney-Ryan is the USA Basketball team and Obama-Biden are the Nigerian basketball team at the London Olympics.
Of course, the actual election will be a lot closer than that final score.
How about a little taste of what Ryan brings to Team Romney:
Watch Obama’s face as he knows he is being taken to task by Ryan and is losing on the merits.
If this is what Ryan will bring to this campaign the polls will tighten.
Dukakis shared his strategy for midterm elections at the White House
Call it Bush-Blame-Lite but failed presidential candidate Michael Dukakis tells the current failing president that Republicans “want to go back and do exactly what got us in this mess in the first place.”
“It seems to me there has to be a single message coming from Democrats, from the president on down,” Dukakis said. “We’ve got to pound that message as hard as can from now until November.”
Urging Democrats to focus the message through grassroots efforts in key precincts, Dukakis concluded: “If we do that and deliver this message over and over again, we are going to be OK.”
But the recession is a problem for the Democrats in a way they did not expect. The media nomenclature Great Recession is over. It ended in June 2009. Obama was president not even six months when the Great Recession ended. Boy does this guy do things quickly. He was president only 11 days when he earned the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, while looking dumbfounded at Joe Biden, he asks about the recession that was great but now is over: How’d that happen?
So, Obama won the recession last year but now he is losing the recovery.
Yes, Obama and the Democrats don’t have Bush’s Great Recession to kick around anymore. But Republicans do have Obama’s Not So Great Recovery to kick back.
And without any apologies to Mike Dukakis:
Obama Won The Great Recession, Lost The Recovery.
We don’t need to spread the word because we know it. And to the mid-terminal Dems, they know it. And worse case scenario is the voters know it too.