- At a press event while attending the NATO summit in Chicago, President Obama was asked about his campaign's negative ads about Bain Capital. Bain Capital was the financial firm that helped Mitt Romney amass his wealth, and helped him become one of those despised "millionaires and billionaires" that the President has blamed for the 2008 financial collapse (when he's not blaming Republicans in general and George W. Bush in particular).
At the end of the NATO Summit, while taking questions from reporters, President Obama talked about his attack on challenger Mitt Romney. Defending his campaign's attacks on Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, Obama said: "this is what this campaign is going to be about."
"If your main argument for how to grow the economy is 'I knew how to make a lot of money for investors' than you're missing what this job is about," the president said.
I do find it odd that no one has asked one simple question of the President, though. What exactly was the expertise that he brought to the office in January 2009? I might be foolish, but wouldn't expertise in any single area of the responsibilities of the president be better than no known expertise in any area? Or is lecturing in a post-secondary environment really a skill set that's required of the president? Is being a community organizer a readily transferable skill for the successful leadership of the free world? Is a legislative record of voting "Present" really essential in order to lead the largest economy on the planet? [...]