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Already on day two they were busily trying.
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“Romney zinger: Obama backs ‘green’ energy losers. Is he right?” Laurent Belsie, Christian Science Monitor.
“Romney tries to Solyndraize Tesla Motors, calling it a ‘loser.’” David Herron, Torque News. (Yes, the liberal tilt in the media goes right down to the level of Torque News.)
David Axelrod’s appeal is obviously not falling on deaf ears. Just for good measure, the Hill published a gloating report that “polls show the majority of voters are unfamiliar with Solyndra.”
So maybe with a little help from the press Obama can fight back on the matter of green subsidies? Well, I’d be careful. There are treacherous waters here.
Take the Tesla, the supposed green energy success story. The Tesla is a luxury sports car whose cheapest model sells for $50,000 after a $7,500 federal tax credit. Other models go for as high as $84,000. How is Obama going to look when he starts defending that investment? Or how about the Fisker, which was actually manufactured in Finland and sold its first imported model to Leonardo DiCaprio before the company gave up on a production plant in Delaware? Fisker got a $529 million loan guarantee from the federal government, only $6 million less than Solyndra. The Fisker sells for $102,000. How’s that going to stack up when the President starts talking about “tax benefits for the rich”?
Frankly, I think there’s only one thing that Romney hasn’t done yet in the debate. At some point he should look voters in the eye and say, “I solemnly promise that if elected President I will not blame anything that happens during my administration on my predecessor standing right here. On that you have my word.”
Let’s see the press try to punch its way out of that one.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?