• “You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV”

    President Obama in Sioux City, Iowa

    President Obama at a stop in Sioux City, Iowa, yesterday, talking about the Republican convention:

    Despite all the challenges that we face in this new century, what they offered over their three days was an agenda that was probably a little better suited for the last century. They were going so far backward you might as well have watched it on black-and-white TV. Put some rabbit ears on the convention hall.

    Now, in case you didn’t DVR it, let me give you a simple recap: The economy is not where it needs to be, and it’s Obama’s fault, and only Mitt Romney knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy.

    And there was a lot of talk about speaking "hard truths" and making "bold choices," but the interesting thing was nobody ever bothered throughout the three days to tell you what these tough choices were going to be. They didn’t really explain what they were going to do.

    Road to Charlotte Campaign trail Barack Obama