It seems we have a good indication of the Presidentâ€™s re-election mantra thanks to his upcoming â€œ60 Minutesâ€ interview.Â Fox Newsgot a peak at the interview with CBSâ€™ Steve Kroft scheduled to air Sunday.Â While discussing the economy and his low approval numbers, Mr. Obama reportedly states, â€œâ€˜I didn't overpromise. And I didn't underestimate how tough this was gonna beâ€¦I always believed that this was a long-term project...It was gonna take more than two years. It was gonna take more than one term. Probably takes more than one president.â€™â€
I suppose Mr. Obama has forgotten his magnificent nomination speech where he hoped that future generations would look back on that day as the day â€œwhen the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to healâ€, or the reaction of some who thought that they would no longer have to worry about putting gas in their car or paying their mortgage.Â Sounds like overselling to me.Â President Obama promised hope and change, but he hasnâ€™t delivered, so now he has to ask for more time.Â That is what his re-election campaign is going to focus on.Â He is going to talk about how bad things are and that now is not the time to lose hope. Â He will say that he will fix the economy if he just gets more time.Â
The problem is that his policies arenâ€™t working, and they never will.Â You cannot tax and spend your way out of a recession.Â The only way to fix the economy is through encouraging businesses to grow and hire.Â That doesnâ€™t happen when businesses feel like growth is too risky.Â That doesnâ€™t happen when businesses feel like the government is looking to punish them for success.Â But that is what this president has created- an environment of fear in the business world.Â
In his interview, the president likens himself to a ship captain trying to steer a vessel during a storm.Â He states, â€œâ€˜I don't control the weather. What I can control are the policies we're putting in place to make a difference in people's lives.â€™â€Â Mr. Obama is partly right.Â He does control the policies that are put in place.Â Unfortunately his solution for riding out the storm is to throw people overboard.Â He is the type of captain that says, â€œWe canâ€™t all make it, so we have to sacrifice some of you.â€Â Then he proceeds to throw the â€œrichâ€ overboard, followed by the businesses and whatever other group he can until there is no one left but those he couldnâ€™t get to let go of the ship.Â Then he will claim that he successfully steered the ship to safety and saved the day.Â That is the kind of captain he is.Â He is right about another thing though.Â It will take another president to fix this mess, but that president isnâ€™t him.