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Still no case for Obama

By Jack Cobb
Special to the Observer

Living my personal version of a “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, I’ve attended several events engulfed by fired-up Democrats, including a performance Tuesday by the talented rapper/actor, Common.

The young crowd showed a depth of devotion to President Obama that Romney/Ryan cannot muster. Fellow Republicans, take heed. Pundits say the Obama buzz has died down since 2008; someone forgot to tell them Tuesday and, I’m sure, Wednesday nights.

Despite the energy and his first-term accomplishments, Obama has ducked the most important issue of the day. We’re going broke and at a faster pace since he took office.

Not even his own party in Congress believes the president has offered a credible plan to address the debt. This was particularly true during his first two years in the office when Democrats controlled both House and Senate. Meanwhile, unemployment remains perilously high.

President Obama delivers his speech tonight. He’s a supremely talented orator and will probably confuse me with his Jedi mind tricks and make me forget for a while why I oppose his re-election.

But unless he surprises us all with new ideas, what’s the case for giving him the keys to the economy for four more years?

“Hope and Change” has become, “It Could Have Been Worse,” or “It’s Not My Fault.”

Jack Cobb is a Charlotte lawyer and conservative political junkie who used to work on Capitol Hill.
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