Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rove: Obama's Specialty Is 'Stump Speaker'

President Barack Obama’s fundraising trips and barnstorming around the country on Air Force One to push his jobs bill showcase an “essential truth” about his presidency: He’s uncomfortable doing the job, former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove writes in an Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal. - Newsmax

“His renewed enthusiasm shows that nothing rejuvenates this president more than leaving Oval Office duties behind to reprise his role as stump speaker,” Rove writes. “We're even seeing snappy new slogans: the latest is ‘We can't wait,’ a clever way to hide Mr. Obama's discomfort with the business of convincing Congress to pass his bills.

“This slogan unintentionally showcases an essential truth about the Obama presidency: comfortable on the political hustings, he's uncomfortable doing the job. Energetic at campaigning, he's lethargic at governing. From the start of his administration, he has left the policy details and heavy lifting to others.”

"Americans expect more of their chief executive than a passion for the campaign stump."

The President Who Hates to Govern - Karl Rove in The Wall St. Journal

According to Mark Knoller, CBS Radio News White House Correspondent, President Obama has attended 60 campaign fund-raisers this year. That's one every four days since he kicked off his re-election on April 4....