Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Who Has the Keys to the Obama Campaign?

    The Obama campaign just tweeted out a link to a YouTube video that was published by the campaign last week on August 23, 2012.  Here's the full video:

    A partial transcript of the clip follows:

So basically here's what this election comes down to. They're betting that between now and November there going to come down with amnesia. They figure you're going to forget what there agenda did to this country. They think you'll just believe that they've changed. These are the folks whose policies help devastate our middle class they drove our economy into a ditch....

After we got it out of the ditch, and then they got the nerve to ask for the keys back. I don't want to give them the keys back. They don't know how to drive.
    This sounds like an appeal from the president to return him to the White House in November rather than turn "the keys" over to Mitt Romney.  But the curious thing is that this is an excerpt from a speech from September 6, 2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, about two months before one of the largest Republican landslides in history, not only returning control of the House to the GOP, but produced far-reaching gains on the state level as well.  NPR reported at the time:
Early Wednesday, Republicans were on track to hold more than 30 governorships — up from 24. Those GOP governors will be joined by new majorities in as many as a dozen legislative chambers. Republicans, in fact, appeared on course to win the most legislative seats they've held nationwide since World War II.
    President Obama's protestations notwithstanding, the voters indeed seemed to be grasping for those "keys" with both hands to put the Republicans back behind the wheel, and the effort seems to be paying off, as I have noted on more than one occasion.
    Is the 2012 Obama campaign so desperate for ideas that they're willing to replay losing appeals from 2010?  I say, bring it on!

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