Biden rolls up his sleeve for a retooled booster shot, hoping to jump-start fall campaign
President Barack Obama, right, welcomes Vice President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, March 20, 2014. Obama, Biden and the first lady of the U.S., Michelle Obama, are leaving Washington for South Carolina on Thursday for what the White House says will be a fundraiser. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
(Newser) – In his interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” President Obama said the GOP’s message is no more relevant than Mitt Romney’s and that he was “ready” to talk about the economy and other issues “when the time is right.” While he will be in South Carolina before that, the president said he was ready to “jump in” on the debate stage there, though he did not indicate whether he wanted to be the moderator. Obama, though, said he would be “open to talking about the issues” in the next few days, and his staff “have been putting a lot of thought into it.” Obama said the GOP is “trying to make it about me, and in a way I’m not sure that’s going to work.” He said, “We are focused on the issues that matter to the American people, and we’re ready to talk about…issues when the time is right.” And later, speaking about the GOP, Obama said, “I think we can all agree that the economy is probably the most important issue we’ve got right now.””
(ABC News) – As we all know, it is nearly impossible to debate all the issues from a single person for many reasons, but President Obama has said he would be willing to take on all of the Republican candidates.
“There are, frankly, a lot of things we have to do,” Obama said on Meet the Press. “I think they’re doing, and they’re going to continue to do, exactly what they’re doing.”
This is the same President who said if he did not win the election he would