President Obama told the truth this week: Americans are not better off today than they were four years ago. When asked about the unemployment rate, he said that 9% was "way too high." He claims that his proposed American Jobs Act will provide more jobs for construction workers, teachers, and veterans and will give "more consumers more confidence."
(This should be President Obama's reelection photo (: )
As for this "vision"...I don't think his vision will be anything different than it was last time. His 2008 campaign, I must say, was brilliantly won. It was one of the biggest reasons he was actually elected. His campaign was youthful, energetic, and promising to the American people. Now, as they can see, most of it was just a ploy to get elected; and it worked. Hopefully, they will not believe his "promises" in 2012.
President Obama's excuse as to why we are in the position we are in? You guessed it. "At every step of the way, I have tried to get the Republican Party to work with me on the biggest crisis of our lifetime. And each time we've gotten 'No'." Apparently, this is all the Republicans' fault, even though they do not control the White House or the Senate.
President Obama also said the 2012 elections will be a "contest of values and vision." It will also be a referendum on whether Americans believe the government should invest now in long-term improvements in education and infrastructure. (By the way, the answer on education there is no. The federal government spends enough money on education; that money is not being useful, as test results prove.)
President Obama was praised this weekend in the gay community, and says that his stance on marriage is "evolving." He ran in 2008 as pro-traditional marriage. Now, since his stance is "evolving", he will run for re-election as pro-gay marriage. This is just his slow, subtle way of changing his belief.
We do not need a president who changes his stance on social issues every four years. Nor do we need a president who says he is an "underdog" to gain sympathy. President Obama is not an underdog. He has the help of Democrats everywhere, plus the national media. With so many people, especially young and new voters, listening to the media to tell them who to vote for, this support is unmatched. It would be mind-blowing to see how many people actually do research on candidates versus how many vote for who the media says is the best fit for the job.