60 Minutes Ignores the Fact That There is No Plan
The conservative blogosphere has been spun up recently over the fact that 60 minutes chose not to air a segment of President Obama's interview in which he admits that the campaign has been overzealous in its ads. However, the real problem with the interview was that the President claimed to have a specific economic plan - an assertion which simply isn't true.
With just about 40 days left until the election, the media seems blissfully unaware of something that this site has been screaming about. The President has no plan for the economy. A show as pretigious as 60 minutes should have looked for the President's plan prior to the interview and in doing so would have realized that the campaign website no longer has any plan of any kind.
We talked about this before. Go to barackobama.com and click on the "plan for the economy." What you get is a list of things that the President has done in his first term and a list of things that he claims Governor Romney would do if elected. Nowhere on the campaign website will you find an economic plan. No pdfs, no bullet points, and no video stating "I am Barack Obama and here is my plan," as was done with the blueprint videos in 2008.
This wasn't always the case. A few weeks ago, the campaign website just casually mentioned that the President outlined a plan in the 2012 state of the union address. However, this plan was never discussed in any serious detail on the campaign website, and not many people gave it any more credit than the two budgets that the President proposed - both of which were shot down in the worst of bipartisan manners.
Still in the interview with 60 minutes, the President clearly and flatly asserted that he had a specific plan and that he was making a positive case to move the country forward.
The vast majority of ads have been under my name, i've approved them. And when you look at my ads, but also how i've campaign ... I'm making a positive case for a specific plan for how we move this country forward....The truth of the matter is that most of the time we're having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country ... and ... there's a lot at stake in this election. So, is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely. But will the American people ultimatly have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Governor Romney wants to take the country? I think they will.
So, the President goes in to an interview with 60 minutes in which the economy is the largest issue and flatly asserts that he has a specific plan that he his touting, and no one bothers to ask where it is!!! No one even thinks to look on barackobama.com and just make sure that he has one posted somewhere? Kinda makes you wonder how these guys prepare for an interview.
You can see the 2012 SOTU plan in President Obama's profile on the economy. You can compare that to Governor Romney's plan under his profile. As always, every issue and controversy we have is available under those profiles.