John King: Obama must make case against change
September 6th, 2012
04:37 PM ET
2 years ago

John King: Obama must make case against change

Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) - Four years later, consider the role reversal: As he closes his convention, Barack Obama's greatest challenge is to make the case against change.

Yet he can't ask the American people to simply stay the course.

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  1. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    The case is simple John. R&R are a bunch of lying, hypocrites. If they're promising you something, you might as well look at the other side of their position because that's what they're for. Simple as that. The President just needs to tell us his vision for the future. We already know why he's better than the alternative.

    September 6, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  2. Luke Brown

    Substance versus Image. The choice is not at all difficult.

    I wonder if the Republicans considered having their ex-president GW Bush nominate Romney. I hope GW will be out on the campaign trail reminding voters just what a disaster the Republicans were in office.

    September 6, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "John King: Obama must make case against change"

    Consider the blatant idiocy: in 2008, Obama was talking about "change" in terms of policies, the reasoning and ideologies underlying them and trying to use different approaches and solutions to solve the problems facing the nation AND in 2012, some bobblehead political hack pundit pretends he's being clever by using "change" solely to refer to whether Obama stays in office or the POTUS "changes."

    FACT: we're still talking about "change" in the sense the Obama was talking about it in 2008 and it's still 100% relevant becauase the GOP/Teatrolls have blocked as much 'change" as they could in order to keep things the same...our laws, our policies, our problems, our approaches to solutions and the ideologies underlying them. The change Obama spoke of is still needed because it was thwarted to a great extent by small-minded self-centgered myopic plutocrat ideologues and angry bigots...and no, I'm not going to mince words about the bigotry...and the massive obstructionist tantrum they've thrown for the past 4 years instead of compromising and behaving in a reasonable and rational manner. In short, you're 100% wrong, King....Obama needs to remind everyone that not enough has changed, WHOSE FAULT THAT IS and convince everyone that he's still the man to fight on the frontlines for the change everyone demands.

    September 6, 2012 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  4. Scrapper mom

    Sniffit....I couldn't have said it better myself! Bravo! I think changing back would be a disaster...more time is needed! Let's build on the foundation.

    September 6, 2012 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. Silence DoGood

    So Obama was saying that we needed to Change the way things were done in 2008. He didn't really Change much about the way government works but that doesn't Change the fact that him Changing to Don't Change shouldn't Change the Change voters that Changed their vote to elect him. Sounds like the standard Obama speech.

    September 6, 2012 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Scrapper mom
    Sniffit....I couldn't have said it better myself! Bravo! I think changing back would be a disaster...more time is needed! Let's build on the foundation.◄ Yes, let's continue to build on the foundation and I bet the Republicans will not even offer the nails or the hammer – So we will go FORWARD again without them – Let's just get the house back and senate and we're on our way!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    September 6, 2012 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  7. Marie MD

    king, I am getting a bit tired of your comments.
    The President promised change and if you are the reporter you think you are maybe you can look at his record and get your head out of the twit's and the lying altar boy's behind!

    September 6, 2012 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  8. Gurgyl

    Law: any sane will accept OBAMA . Any sane will throw Mittzy under Am Track.... True.

    September 6, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  9. Donkey Party

    Thanks Sniff, saved a lot of us some typing.

    September 6, 2012 06:21 pm at 6:21 pm |
  10. don in albuquerque

    You don't vote for change. YOU FIGHT FOR IT! GO OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 6, 2012 06:36 pm at 6:36 pm |