David Plouffe was the chief campaign manager for Barack Obama in the 2008 election. He gives us some insights onto what the theme will be for the 2012 election.
On CBS This Morning today, the reporter asks "When you look at what has happened. Can the American people look at 4 years from the Obama administration and say we’re better off and we’re prepared to have this election a referendum on President Obama’s performance rather than a referendum on our promises that we are making on the State of the Union".
He does not answer.
He blames Bush saying that we were in the middle of the 2nd Great Depression. And that we can not afford to go back to the same policies that led to that. *** yawn ***
Nowhere in his 65 second answer does he even answer that question. He gives platitudes of the same old tired rhetoric Obama used to win in 2008. Plouffe ends the interview saying "What the President is going to lay out tonight are very specific ideas about how we can continue to make progress for the middle class".
Don’t you just love how he uses the word "continue" but yet his response is filled with old 2008 rhetoric of running against Bush?
Obama’s economic record is not good. He cannot run on that.