As Barack Obama embarks on a three-day bus tour of the Midwest (second prize: a four-day bus tour), the Republican National Committee has announced that it will be (Grey)hounding him every mile of the way. Via Politico’s Playbook:
RNC brands it Obama’s “Debt-End Bus Tour (DEBT)” and goes up with radio ads in each state he’s visiting . . . The radio ads will run in each of the three states for a week. RNC Research elves also release an 11-page “Press Corps Briefing Book” for “A Totally Non-Political, Taxpayer-Funded Administration Event That Just Happens to Criss-Cross Several Battleground States Critical to the President’s Reelection.” 11-page PDF http://bit.ly/pCWQm2
The radio ads (Minnesota version here) urge people to ask specific questions of Obama when he comes to their town:
Mr. Obama, where are all the jobs you promised with your $831 billion stimulus package?
What happened to your promise to cut the deficit in half?
Why are health insurance premiums higher under Obamacare?
When are you going to take responsibility for your failed economic policies?
Why did you squander our perfect Triple-A credit rating?
“Then ask yourself,” the spot concludes, “can we afford four more years of Barack Obama?”
Of course, that’s only question of those six that will ever actually get asked and answered. But you can’t blame them for trying.