Barack Obama can't campaign on the issues, because he is losing on all of them. Whether it is the economy, jobs, the deficit, spending, debt, health care, or immigration, Obama is out of touch with the American people. So, as Donald Lambro writes, Obama has adopted the 3-D campaign: dishonesty, deception and distraction. The question is will it work?
President Obama is hoping that he can fool just enough of the people into giving him another four-year term, even though he has failed to fulfill his 2008 campaign promises to put the country back to work, boost middle-class incomes and cut the deficit in half in his first term. Instead, he is running a duplicitous, negative campaign against Mitt Romney while ignoring all of the problems he has failed to fix and that still plague our country.
Let's start with dishonesty and deception. Mr. Obama is running vicious ads attacking Mr. Romney, charging that his investment firm, Bain Capital, made business deals that went sour and outsourced jobs around the world. Several respected fact-checking groups and newspaper journalists have found these allegations to be false.
"The Obama campaign failed to make its case. On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue, from the use of 'corporate raider' to its examples of alleged outsourcing. Simply repeating the same debunked claims won't make them any more correct," said The Washington Post "Fact Checker" Glenn Kessler. He awarded the Obama ad "Four Pinocchios," the worst score he can give to a false ad or claim.