Meantime, Obama is having a blast romping through Iowa and mocking the republican ticket at every stop."I think they know their plan is not very popular," Obama said. "You can tell that because they are being dishonest about my plan -- especially when it comes to Medicare. My plan reduces the cost of Medicare by cracking down on fraud and waste and subsidies to insurance companies. Their plan makes seniors pay more so they can give another tax cut to millionaires and billionaires."
When is the last time a candidate for vice president had the members of that party's congressional caucus in a tizzy because they are afraid that his really, really unpopular budget that they all voted for will come back to haunt them and maybe even cost them control of the House.
Chuck Todd slips up and practices journalism. When Iowa Governor Terry Branstad repeated the zombie lie that the Rmoney campaign is pimping about welfare, Chuck Todd actually did something I didn't think he was capable of...he called him on it. "Well, wait a minute," Todd interrupted. "Gov. Branstad, I can't let that go. They haven't done that. They haven't undone the work requirements... Where did you get your information? ... Every charge that has been leveled about this welfare reform order that this President signed -- every accusation that has been leveled by some Republicans have been proven to be not true."