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President Obama's reelection campaign may be developing a new strategy.
We here -- Lou Dobbs tonight have noticed a shift to the president's target audiences.
Since he started ramping up his campaign.
Over the past several months President Obama has been making more appearances.
At high schools.
Instead of the colleges and universities that were earlier favorite.
In fact since September.
For every five speeches given to a high school President Obama has delivered only three to university audiences.
Something to ponder.
Well joining me now for more on the president's speech at a high school and also want more also told me Kansas yesterday.
An effort on the part of this president to channel if you will this spirit.
-- if not the ghost -- Teddy Roosevelt.
To see how we did in what it likely may mean if any thing to -- Our campaign of 2012 we're joined by national review online deputy managing editor author of the book the politically incorrect guide to socialism.
Kevin Williamson Kevin good to have you here thank -- Can it can you define.
-- the president the White House political office.
That he would be a just a terrific boffo idea to go out to the middle of nowhere at taxpayer expense I might add.
And that carry our product back -- -- it was a campaign speech.
Teddy Roosevelt and following by 101.
Years his new nationalism speak.
You know I guess Obama's tired of doing his Woodrow Wilson impersonation -- is -- -- -- is TR impersonation.
It -- surprise me because I can't give any president who was really less like Barack Obama -- cure was his war fighting rough riding big game hunting guy who did everything and when everywhere and talk about a national CIN and Barack Obama -- -- kind of and nobody college professor who gave a really good speech and had to compare the United States he's not exactly you know that the the Rough -- coming down -- -- it's.
It's hard to see him really taking that kind of out.
Now what he's looking to do I think is sort of make a kind of appeal to the Occupy Wall Street element of the of the Democratic Party.
And try to come out as being the guy who's you know.
-- -- fight inequality and fight the -- factors of great wealth and and all the rest about sort of step but it seems like a hard case for him to make with some new Wall Street guys in his administration.
Yeah and with so much money flowing from Wall Street into his campaign coffers you're more than all the Republicans.
He doesn't strike me as a radical populist breathing fire that will engender fear.
-- the part of the the the -- on Wall Street.
-- I got a kick out of the fact that the that the president referred to rugged individualism in the speech as if somebody had inflated.
Theodore Roosevelt than Herbert Hoover it was -- sort of interesting moment.
But I was thrilled.
That the president started talking about the middle class known he is given to wealth redistribution for those who would aspire to the middle class -- to those in this country who are.
The -- But he actually focused on the middle class -- -- not moved.
Well I'm not personally -- -- -- IRR worry more about the report that it about the middle class I mean Obama's facing -- huge problem he wants to talk about inequality but the problem in America right now is an inequality and habits -- real thing.
The problem is unemployment.
You know the real unemployment rate is up -- for 11% if you -- all the people who just given up in despair.
In the market still.
And it's the real measurable discreet thing it's in everyone's face all the time and it's related to hold the rest of the economic problems we have to foreclosure crisis -- slow growth.
I even to the deficits by contributing to duration of the tax receipts.
But there's not much he has been willing to put out there that's really credible.
Approach to dealing with our our employment crisis which is a real national problem of long term consequence that he is not thought seriously about we're seriously addressed anywhere that -- America.
Is we wrap up here.
I was interest -- interest in some of the language some of the thoughts that he brought up again I was -- with his focus on the middle class because I believe the middle class is the foundation of this country.
It's -- the American dream resides.
-- out in the mobility.
The upward mobility and our society.
He is determined by the strength that middle class just and and those who inhabit it those who aspire to than those who exceed.
This precedent however didn't offer is -- I could tell a single new original idea.
Right and -- -- in terms of mobility and also in terms of building up middle class employment middle class wages are really only two ways to do that.
One is improving the education system which he can't do because he's totally off -- -- teachers unions.
And the others improve in the investment market which he doesn't want to view -- talk about either for various kinds of cheap political class warfare reasons let me offer a couple of other possibilities there amongst -- opportunities that would exist.
Would frankly changing some business practices in this country significantly changing some public policy and trade policies.
There would benefit those with a high school education in this country who still until I.
See the memo are -- the document.
Still haven't lost their charters citizens of these -- states and and and the opportunity the right to an opportunity.
To sustain themselves through -- good job.
We seem to have lost that over the course of the past twenty years just a couple of attendance that's it or deduct your -- Kevin thanks so much for.
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