Originally posted on Yawper:
Two weeks before election day and President Barack Obama decided to release his plan for a second term. Let me state that again, a mere fourteen days before Americans go to the polls (and some two weeks after early voting has begun in a number of states) to elect ostensibly the most powerful man in the world, the President of the United States graces us with his ideas for a second term.
It seems like a joke. Sadly, this joke is on us. Before diving into the substance of his plan it is worth noting that until today Obama apparently thought his charm was enough of a reason for folks to vote for him. If anyone doubted that Obama was more demagogue than democrat this late release serves as exhibit A. Furthermore, it is reasonable to assume that Obama would have never produced a plan if he thought re-election was assured.
I have written policy plans for state legislative candidates. The plans I drafted were written sometimes exclusively by me, sometimes in consultation with the candidate. Occasionally, other staff was involved. Usually the process involved sitting at a computer amid piles of press clippings, legislative records, some analysis and research reports, and a demographic survey of the district.
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