Daniel Doherty

What will happen if President Barack Obama -- a man who has presided over four straight years of trillion dollar-plus deficits -- is re-elected to a second term? Over to you, Team Romney:

Incidentally, at a campaign rally in Florida on Saturday, Mitt Romney continued to level harsh criticisms against his opponent, accusing him of having no economic agenda or plan to get America working again:

"Have you been listening to the Obama camp lately? They have no agenda for the future, no agenda for America, no agenda for the second term," Romney told a crowd of thousands who gathered in a band shell just off Daytona Beach. "They’ve been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games. Just watch it — the Obama campaign has become the incredible shrinking campaign."

Obama’s campaign disputes the notion that the president hasn’t outlined a detailed second-term agenda, pointing to his calls for immigration reform, ending tax breaks for upper income earners, fully implementing his health care overhaul and ending the war in Afghanistan.

In a statement sent after Romney’s Friday night event, Obama campaign spokesman Danny Kanner ticked through a series of policy items, calling them "just part of President Obama’s agenda for a second term."

On the economy, the president has essentially called for reintroducing legislation that stalled in Congress during his first term. That includes tax credits for companies that hire new workers and funding for local municipalities to hire more teachers, police officers and firefighters.

It’s refreshing to see Mitt Romney vigorously expose Team Obama’s frivolous and petty campaign tactics. From Big Bird to “Bindergate” -- is there anything the Left won’t do in order to distract voters from the president’s failed economic record? As a great orator once said, “If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as somebody people should run away from.”

Sadly, our own president -- time and again -- has failed to live up to his own lofty standards.


Daniel Doherty

Daniel Doherty is Townhall's Deputy News Editor. Follow him on Twitter @danpdoherty.

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