Obama at his acceptance speech last night essentially asked for more time.
He did say that it was a one term proposition if he didn’t get the job done. But I guess he misspoke.
The speech was full of vague ideas. No substance or harkening back to signatures achievements. That was the message of his convention.
The Mainstream Media, as I forecasted, were all over this speech. Just watch MSNBC and you would’ve thought that the messiah had actually come last night.
They were fawning over the substance of this speech!
Can you believe that?? Was there any substance to his speech?
"Help me recruit 100,000 math and science teachers within ten years, and improve early childhood education."
"I'm asking you to rally around a set of goals for your country,goals in manufacturing, energy, education, national security, and thedeficit; real, achievable plans that will lead to new jobs, moreopportunity, and rebuild this economy on a stronger foundation.That's what we can do in the next four years, and that's why I'mrunning for a second term as President of the United States."
Absolutely no way in telling us how it will be done. It looked good, but was meaningless.
"Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs, the economy; taxes and deficits; energy, education; war and peace, decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children's lives for decades to come.And on every issue, the choice you face won't be just between two candidates or two parties.It will be a choice between two different paths for America.A choice between two fundamentally different visions for the future.Ours is a fight to restore the values that built the largest middle class and the strongest economy the world has ever known."
That was the best line from his speech. What is amazing is how he didn't bother to explain what he has done in the fours years as President to enhance jobs, the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and, how all of a sudden, he will be able to do that for his second term.
He couldn't do it with a fillerbuster proof majority, nor with a split control of Congress, what makes you think we should him believe now?
He attacked tax cutting when it was tax cuts that created a boom in 1980 under Reagan and the growth under Bill Clinton.
On Foreign Policy, he directly misled people about how Romney would appear to be inept in that arena. See my blog: Obama Myth for more details about who really is inept.
He talked about reforming the tax code, when he did nothing for two years with sole control of Congress.
He doubled down on his support of 'ObamaCare', in-spite of the 'shellacking' he took in 2010.
In what was the most despicable line of the night; he attacked Mitt Romney’s Medicare plan:
“Over and over, we have been told by our opponents that bigger tax cuts and fewer regulations are the only way; that since government can't do everything, it should do almost nothing. If you can't afford health insurance, hope that you don't get sick."That is totally not in keeping with the office of President of the United States.
Overall his speech was flat. His delivery was brilliant, but politically it was inept. Obama failed! He didn't answer the question which has come back to haunt the Obama administration from Ronald Reagan: 'are you better of than you were four years ago'.
The Obama campaign have one big problem facing them in this election and that are "Facts" according to John Adams (second U.S. President) he said that "facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence."
The facts are: $16trillion in debt, 8%+unemployment and high gas prices and no plan from Obama to rectify that at all.