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What about the fall the money the president took to the road again with his campaign style bus -- but he's not campaigning -- -- then He.
He'd have to pay for the whole thing himself so they call it official presidential business.
But that was the VP Joseph Biden explain it.
The president and I are going all across the country.
People say we're campaigning reassurance -- -- campaign and we're campaign to change this environment.
It out Steve case senior writer for the weekly standard Steve sounds like I'm Obama you have to pick up the price of this this bus ticket out.
Yeah I don't know I mean and what's interesting is that this happens all timing you have Democrats that do this year Republicans to do this.
But what's striking about this in my view is that they're so bad at it -- -- there's so bad it disguising.
-- -- deeply political nature of these trips President Obama and his speech the other day.
Started -- refrain in which He used the signature slogan from its 2008 campaign yes we can.
You have a crowd chanting four more years Joseph Biden scheduled -- trip to New Hampshire so that He could file reelection papers.
In New Hampshire and they only afterwards added an official visit so that they could make the taxpayers pay for -- I mean this is really sort of ham handed.
Amateurish way of trying to disguise.
What's obviously a political trip as -- official business.
Hasty bear -- to two observations if it's if official presidential day's business why did Michelle Obama made him number one number it's so.
Boy gonna status a lot of but senate Democrats or -- up for election are steering clear of the -- story.
Get a sure I mean this is this is what's the most interesting development if you look at North Carolina and Virginia two states that he's spending time -- President Obama won both of those.
And I adding needs to win both of murdered or they hope to win both of them in 2012 in order to do well and be competitive.
In other states like Florida Ohio.
In order to to win reelection of president -- do well in those states so these are critical to his reelection campaign but you're finding.
In Virginia specifically ward Armstrong House Minority Leader a Democrat in Virginia has been running -- contrasting his views with President Obama.
So one of the leaders in that the Statehouse.
Is running ads trying to show how he's different from President Obama a longtime state senator.
Has been doing the same or at least -- is afraid to mention President Obama.
So you have I think tremendous.
Uneasiness both funds Emma Kane integrating -- drop out Democrats -- kaine of Virginia.
And Tim Kaine of Virginia who once criticized other Democrats for not standing with the president.
Has not stood with the products they take a listen to sound like as a once you listen to the the blame game that's been going on C 27 take a listen.
The president I think has become convention and that the economy is not likely to be much better a year from now.
So He has started the campaign thirteen months early.
And he's trying to convince the American people that it's anybody else's fault but -- us.
There -- where we are.
CNN that's the -- I think that's exactly right in fact I believe the president thought before the debt ceiling negotiations going back to the late spring early summer.
That the economy was unlikely recover that He couldn't do the kinds of things there wasn't a political appetite in the country and particularly among those Democrats in the senate.
Who are vulnerable this sudden next election cycle to do the kinds of big government spending.
That the president so desperately wants to -- believes would actually help the -- the economy.
So yeah I think He thinks that the economy is not likely to turn around so He started then and continues now.
To try to get Republicans to share the blame that's the goal for his reelection campaign are very quickly -- 99 guys is Harry Reid responding.
The senator McConnell -- blame game accusation.
Massive layoffs we've had in America today.
Have -- of course are rooted in the last administration.
That's very clear.
That private sector jobs I -- doing just fine it's the public sector jobs where we've lost to Jim numbers.
First -- -- points out.
Well I'll accept sector jobs have increased by almost a 160000.
Since President Obama took office what is He talking about.
Yeah you're gonna hear that clip again and again and again I imagine Republicans and allow replay -- private sector -- jobs doing.
Just find -- a lot of people who write in the private sector but this is the fight right I mean this is the 2012 election we're seeing it played out.
Right in front of our -- but the new this exchange between Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid I think the problem with Harry Reid's argument and it's fair to say that President Obama inherited a bad situation He did.
That's what happened.
The problem is He had Democrat undemocratic sanity -- a democratic house He had campaigned.
In the latter stages of the 2000 election and the candidate to turn around the economy to remember.
We have a -- six weeks before the election.
His campaign was focused on this issue.
The reason voters told the New York Times and other exit pollsters that they chose Barack Obama.
Was because He was going to turn around the economy then you get into office He does what He said He was going to do in implementing it does stimulus worth nearly a trillion dollars.
If it doesn't work it failed this is what policy failure looks like and I think his argument is getting beyond that.
And it's gonna be tough to alright Steve we'll leave it there thank you very much for a friend.
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