President Obama and presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney are both missing the mark when they attack each other.
Influential voices in their own parties are saying “enough is enough.” It’s time to offer voters some forward-thinking solutions to challenges America faces today.
But it was dueling speeches last Thursday as both candidates defied good advice and unloaded on each other:
The president’s speech in Cleveland painted Romney in broad strokes, portraying the presumptive GOP nominee as a rehash of the Bush era, “except on steroids.”
"[I]f you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, then you should vote for Mr. Romney," Obama said.
As for Romney, speaking in Cincinnati, he said the president’s talk is “cheap.”
“He’s going to be saying today that he wants four more years. He may have forgotten he talked about a one term proposition if he couldn’t get the economy turned around in three years. But we’re going to hold him to his word,” the former Massachusetts governor said.
This is the year of the Super PAC so all bets are off. The Scott Walker recall came down to a huge advertising advantage ($7 dollars spent for every $1 spent by the opposition). Therefore it’s safe to conclude that if you hear the same lie long enough, it eventually becomes the truth.
It’s all about mass market saturation. Bulk delivery of dollars to advance faux Democracy. Brainwashing by repetition. Call it what you will…
The bottom line is individual voters have been kicked under the bus by corporations and the result will be that the new plutocracy is here to stay.