If there is one take-away from the foregoing, I hope it is this: While it’s still early in the campaign, I believe that Team Obama has reached the point where it’s no longer focused on the real issues of importance that affect everyday Americans. Instead, Team Obama is engaged in a raw, scorched-earth effort to retain power. The Obama campaign’s divisive messages and intense focus on harming Mitt Romney — and his family — bear this out.
I think President Obama’s current campaign strategy of tearing down Romney will fail. As the president, he owes us more — a vision, solutions and job performance that instill confidence and pride in our country. Man up and defend your record, President Obama, and stop seeking to destroy those who disagree with you. The game of dodge ball needs to end. In the real world that is ordinary America, this election is no game. It is for keeps.
N. Scott Jones, a contributing columnist at The Daily Caller, is a Dallas-based, nationally recognized expert in public relations and public affairs and a weekly radio commentator on “The Gary Snyder Show.” He has served as staff, an appointee or adviser to three U.S. presidents and two Texas governors.