Kim Strassel, writing for the Wall Street Journal had his to say about Barack Obama/s program for his second term, should he win one.
President Obama has a reputation for talking, but not necessarily for saying much. He has achieved new levels of vagueness this election season. Beyond repeating that he’s in favor of making the “rich” pay for more government “investment,” he hasn’t offered a single new idea for a second term. This is deliberate
Hope and Change meant whatever the hearer imagined them to mean. After 4 years in office, Obama can hardly campaign on Change. Neither can he appeal to the voters on his record of accomplishment. That leaves little option other than tearing down the opposition. One needs to look no further to see why this campaign is so vicious.
The choice is between Change, which in this case means Romney, or more of the same.
The same is – high levels of unemployment, diminishing prosperity of the middle class, diminishing world status of the United States, by passing Congress to rule by regulation and executive order, more crony capitalism, closed government and more class warfare. If Obama wins this election there is nothing new he needs to do to solidify the socialist position. America will have chosen it. The President will be free to carry out his socialistic agenda more openly and that is what he will do. But comparisons to Europe are misplaced. Financial policies will be more like those of Fidel Castro than Angela Merkel.