A Modest Proposal For Obama
washingtonpost.com — After Mitt Romney’s week from hell, Democrats now risk being overconfident. This election is in the bag, many think — and who knows what other unexpected gifts Romney may still send President Obama’s way? But it’s far too early for Democrats to pop open the champagne. With national polls still showing the race close, the impact of the debates hard to predict and more bad news entirely possible on the foreign policy and employment fronts, the White House would be wise to take out some insurance. Fortunately, I have a plan. Think of it as a modest proposal to clinch the deal. It’s this: The Obama campaign should pay (yes, pay) undecided voters to watch two videos in full — the Romney 47 percent debacle in Boca Raton; and Bill Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention.