Politico advising the president prior to his speech about the budget:
Beat up on Rep. Paul Ryan
Or his budget plan, at least.
Politico reviewing the president’s speech about the budget:
But the combative tenor of Obama’s remarks, which included a swipe at his potential GOP challengers in 2012, may have scuttled the stated purpose of the entire enterprise – starting negotiations with Republicans on a workable bipartisan approach to attacking the deficit.
Very serious. This reminds me… During all of the Birther talk on MSNBC, have you noticed that no one has challenged Very Serious Mark Halperin for his 2008 campaign recommendation that McCain exploit the president’s exotic past through a “Manchurian Candidate prism”?