WSJ: Obama's Only Argument — 'I'm Not as Bad as Romney'

Wednesday, 17 Oct 2012 10:28 AM

By Dan Weil

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President Barack Obama took the offensive in Tuesday night’s debate, but he offered very little substance as to what he would do with another four years in the White House, according to a Wall Street Journal editorial.

“The president's argument for re-election is basically this: he's not as awful as Mitt Romney,” The Journal editors write.

“Mr. Obama spent most of his time attacking either Mr. Romney himself (he invests in Chinese companies), his tax plan as a favor for the rich (‘that's been his history’) or this or that statement he has made over the last year (‘the 47 percent,’ which Mr. Obama saved for the closing word of the entire debate).”

The few ideas that the president presented were weak, the editorial states. “Sure, he wants to hire 100,000 more teachers, as if there is the money to hire them or it would make much difference to student outcomes.”

Then there was Obama’s call for more renewable energy, “which probably means more Solyndras,” The Journal editors write. And there’s raising taxes on the rich and immigration reform, which he promised to propose four years ago and never did.

As for Romney, “he could have done better making the case for his agenda, in particular explaining why his policies will work better than Mr. Obama's,” the editorial says.


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