How Obama Can Win the 2012 Election
1 year ago
Numbers improve for Obama as his camp fights to get him reelected
Ratings for President Barack Obama have significantly improved, and now the Democratic National Committee must figure out a way the president can keep the momentum.
BusinessInsider.com created a “playbook” Obama’s campaign should go by so that he can get reelected. Check out what they said below:
Put a target on Mitt Romney's back:
The Obama campaign has identified Mitt Romney as its most likely challenger — and also the most serious threat — next year, and has already started trying to discredit him.
White House Senior Advisor David Plouffe attacked Romney for having "no core" on Meet the Press this week, and Press Secretary Jay Carney stood by the remarks, saying Plouffe was speaking for the White House at the time.
Blame Congress for everything:
Congressional approval is at an all-time record low of 9 percent — making it the perfect target for Obama. He has already started to attack Congress for failing to act on his jobs bill, failing to compromise on cutting the deficit, and wasting its time on symbolic votes at the expense of the American people.
Have someone else do his dirty work:
Obama won't get all that involved personally in criticizing his rivals, leaving it to Plouffe and others to do the dirty work. And even when he does take a shot at them, it will be couched in humor, so as not to tarnish what remains of his reformer image, and to the GOP's 'campaigner-in-chief' charge.
Embrace class warfare:
Obama has embraced the Occupy Wall Street movement, believing that tapping into Americans' concerns over income inequality will boost his campaign.
"I’ll tell you what, if asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher or a bus driver makes me a warrior for the middle class, I will wear that charge with honor," he told donors in Dallas in October.
Sit back and let the GOP implode:
Obama has yet to weigh in on the fight — nor is he likely to — until the Republicans have a nominee, when 'like a golfer reading a green' he will hit the challenger where it hurts the most.
Remind people he killed bin Laden:
As Republicans line up to criticize Obama's plans to pull out of Iraq and drawdown troops in Afghanistan, don't expect Democrats to let you forget that he ordered the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.