Mark Haleprin gives the game away…

…in a throw away sentence at the end of a segment on using the “Romney is rich and out of touch” attack. He suggests it could be a winning plan for Obama for his base, and to force a mistake ending with:

“…rather than making the election about the Obama record.”

This is why I’m very confident about November.

Barack Obama 2008, the blank slate that people wrote whatever they wanted to is not the Democratic Candidate. The Barack Obama running in 2012 is the one who has presided over the worst economy in my lifetime.

The folks on Morning Joe are spinning furiously talking about how this group or that group is going to have a problem. (Question if Romney has a 20 point gap with women and is up by 2, Obama has to have a bigger gender gap among men unless you have polling for “other”) but they miss the point.

No matter how you spin it, no matter how rich Mitt Romney is, the bottom line is people have lived under Obama for three years and after three years of being in charge, the administration would rather talk about absolutely anything but the job they’ve done.

When your strategy is: “Look: Romney’s a Mormon”, “Look: Romney’s is rich!”, “Look: Romney’s stiff”, “Look Rush says something that Mitt hasn’t condemned.” instead of “Look: I’ve done a great job!” that’s a problem.

You can’t win on this message, and Obama won’t.

Update: Moved the bold and added “but they miss the point.” to paragraph 5

Update 2: Here is the video:

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Update 3: Instalanche thanks Glenn

Update 4: A former confidence man knows a con when he sees it:

Update 5: Talk about timing:

Longtime political strategist David Axelrod, who helped advise President Obama’s presidential run in 2008 and is serving as communications director for Obama’s re-election campaign, has paid $1.7 million for a four-bedroom, 3,320-square-foot condo unit in a high-rise condo along Michigan Avenue.

This guy is no fool, the idea is to tempt the GOP to hit him on it so he can play “compare the wealth” with Governor Romney.

Update 6: Surber gets it:

3. Barack Obama is running scared. 4 years ago, he was a blank slate. Today his blackboard is filled with a lot of action and little results. The $787 billion stimulus did nothing. The $700 billion TARP went into bankers pockets. The GM bailout affected only 1 in 5 Americans who actually buy a GM or Chrysler. The Arab Spring backfired. He gave up on Iraq and we are being tossed out of Afghanistan.

4. Obamacare. Never has a presidential domestic policy been so despised. The Vietnam War was more popular in 1968 — and LBJ decided against another term.

The 2012 election will not be about whether Ann Romney worked a day in her life or Rush Limbaugh calling a woman a slut or whether George Zimmerman is guilty of murder in the second degree.

The 2012 election is all about Barack Obama. For such a vain narcissist, Barack Obama sure is trying to get out of the spotlight on this one. That shows how little chance he really has.

You heard it there first.