What more do you need to know about this president? He won’t even go on the record for an editorial interview with the Des Moines Register but he’s willing to talk to them off the record: (via NRO):
But despite at least 28 campaign stops and 11 days in our state, we never could convince his [Obama's] team to carve out a few moments for our editorial board –- in our office, on the trail or even in a barn somewhere in Iowa.
Which takes me back to Monday afternoon’s call from the White House, inviting us to chat with President Obama this morning.
It was a “personal call” to the Register’s publisher and editor, we were told. The specifics of the conversation could not be shared because it was off-the-record.
Of course, we immediately lobbied his campaign staff in Des Moines for a formal, on-the-record call. We were told it was not their decision; it came from the White House. We requested that the White House be asked to reverse course so whatever the president shared with us could be reviewed by voters and our readers.
No reason was given for the unusual condition of keeping it private.
That’s just amazing to me. What message does he think that’s going to send to undecideds?
Here’s Morning Joe responding to this as well as Obama’s ‘new’ plan for his 2nd term:
If this were Romney the media would find a way to make this the October surprise and run it from here to the election. Apart from Morning Joe hitting Obama over it this morning, I doubt we’ll hear much from the rest of the media.