Monday, April 18, 2011

Okay, Which Is It?

The LA Times headline reads, "President Obama hits the road to spread his economic message," and my reaction is one of muted approval. Muted, because I'm not convinced that deficit reduction should be our first priority right now and I'd rather see him spreading a message of jobs recovery, but his "economic message" is certainly an order of magnitude better than what his opposition offers, so, fine.

But, then the article begins with this masterpiece of ambiguity,
President Barack Obama takes his deficit reduction proposal on the road this week with town hall-style events in three states that are important to his re-election bid in 2012.

Emphasis mine. So is he "spreading his economic message," or is he running a reelection campaign? If it's the latter, I am a lot less supportive.

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