This is the headline of a Morgan Korn article at the Daily Ticker, where he explains exactly what I wrote on March 2nd, when I said It’s Not About the Economy, Stupid. So despite the high gas prices, the lower homesales in February, the still anemic job growth, the still high unemployment rate, the story the media will be touting is how the economy is recovering and we don’t need Mitt Romney.
This is all part of the Democrat strategy playing out. First they focused on Romneycare and Obamacare, trying to take away the biggest issue of the 2012 election. In fact, they may have succeeded. Romney both supported an insurance mandate and allowed the legislature to turn his healthcare plan into everything Obama has been dreaming of. The state’s rights defense may calm the fears of his supporters, but the premise behind the plan doesn’t make most conservatives feel warm and fuzzy inside.
The question you may be asking yourself right now is how Obama is going to convince everyone the economy is fine when gas hits $5 this summer. The jokes on you.
First, Obama and the AP have done plenty of groundwork to provide Obama with scapegoats. Greedy oil companies, speculators, even you are at fault for high gas prices. Have you inflated your tires? Are you still driving that old gas guzzler? It’s odd to think that this strategy will fool anyone, especially when Obama and Chu’s stated goal was European gas prices here in America. But Obama only has to fool enough people to get re-elected. He can say he has vastly expanded oil drilling, in fact he does say this, and anyone who doesn’t know any better believes him.
The second thing Obama is counting on is timing and the short memories of US voters. What happens to gas prices in October every year? I’ll give you a couple hints. Summer vacations are over, half the country rolls down their windows and turns off the A/C, the kids go back to school, and the price of oil drops. When this happens, mark my words, Obama will say that it is because he has done all the things that today he is saying wouldn’t work or make a difference.
Mitt Romney has to learn how to run on small government, the constitution and social issues. It’s the only thing the media can’t take away from him.
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