Having entered the "closing argument" phase of the campaign, President Obama has pivoted to jobs. But as Bill Scher noted, the president's newly published jobs plan is cribbed from from policies that he's already proposed. President Obama has always enjoyed the advantage a massive policy gap between him and Romney. President Obama is finally pressing his his policy advantage on jobs — effectively saying to conservatives, "We've got you jobs bills right here," right where they've always been. (Now, he should do the same with his job creation advantage.) The "nitty gritty" details of President Obama's jobs plan are posted on the White House website, and thus are a matter of public record.
On the other hand, Mitt Romney's jobs plan is based on bogus math, just as bad as the math behind his tax plan. (And Romney's tax math was so bad even Fox news didn't buy it.) Paul Ryan admitted that he and Romney "haven't run the numbers" on their budget. Vagueness is probably the best possible strategy for the Romney campaign, for one simple reason: Mitt Romney can't afford to tell the truth about jobs.
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