Obama: Keep Running That Play ’Til We Get It Right

by Peter Kirsanow

In today’s column, Dr K. argues that Romney’s campaign should focus more directly on Obama’s ideology rather than his incompetence (which flows, in part, from his ideology).

Obama’s incompetence, however, is such a target-rich environment that it’s only natural for the Romney campaign to be tantalized — and a bit overwhelmed — by it. At a Colorado campaign stop yesterday, Obama told the crowd that he needs to be reelected because, “We’ve got too many good jobs we’ve got to create.”

In responding, the dilemma for the Romney camp must be, “Where to begin?” In an effort to pass the $800 billion stimulus bill three-and-a-half years ago, the Obama administration promised that the unemployment rate would never rise above 8 percent and would be between 5.3–5.5 percent today. Instead, the unemployment rate has never fallen below 8 percent for 42 consecutive months and stands at 8.3 percent today.

Obama was off by several million jobs. So, in a sense, he’s right — we’ve got too many good jobs we’ve still got to create.

We had a coach in college who kept us on the practice field interminably, running the same play that was a disaster in the previous game, declaring, “We’re gonna keep running that play ’til we get it right.”

Nearly four years later, Obama wants to keep running the same play. But this isn’t practice.

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