The hope of audacity

With Obama's sorry record, he's attacking Romney's experience?

The Obama camp wants to make an issue out of GOP presumptive nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth.


Well, the issue in this campaign isn’t Romney’s money – it’s yours.

You can decide for yourself which one of these men’s policies will end up taking your money at a greater pace.

Regardless, what’s really rich is the Obama camp attacking wealth – when they’re swimming in it themselves.

You can bet, too, that the media would’ve made a bigger deal if they’d learned it was Romney, and not Obama, who has his barber flown in from Chicago every couple of weeks.

But even richer are Obama’s attacks on Romney’s private-sector business experience. The Obama camp tried to make an issue out of Romney’s days with private equity firm Bain Capital and his record on jobs.

That’s exceedingly rich on several accounts.

First off, this president has the worst performance on jobs and joblessness since the Great Depression – and, three years in, it may be time for the White House to quit pointing the finger at others.

Official unemployment recently rose to 8.2 percent, although the actual unemployment rate including those who’ve quit looking is probably double that or higher, according to experts. And the government’s May jobs report shows the economy produced an anemic 69,000 new jobs, the fewest in a year; experts had forecast 158,000 new jobs, and say job growth must be 150,000 or 200,000 a month just to stay even.

The May job numbers sent a shockwave through the stock market, which plunged by 200 points Friday.

But what makes Obama’s
attack on Romney’s private-sector record even more ludicrous is that Mr. Obama has no
private-sector record himself
to speak of. He’s never started
or run a company or met a payroll.

To this point, Mr. Obama’s campaign seems to be built on the hope of audacity.



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