It’s not Obama vs. Romney in 2012.
It’s really Obama vs. Obama.
The president has to run against himself. His own record on the economy has been so pitiful he can’t defend it or run on it. He has to run away from it.
Instead of comparing his performance as president to what Romney-Ryan might do, Obama has to pretend like it’s been someone else who’s been mismanaging the economic recovery for the last 3 1/2 years.
He has to pretend that it’s not his policies that have kept unemployment above 8 percent for 43 straight...