Just a couple weeks before the election, so did Obama use his time last week pointing to his accomplishments and laying out his agenda for the next four years?
No. He spent the past week doing his best Jeff Foxworthy imitation, swapping out Foxworthy's punchline of "You might be a redneck" with "...you might have Romnesia."
ROMNEY: “They have been reduced to petty attacks and silly word games.”
I'm actually impressed by Obama finding yet another silly deflection and obfuscation rather than too intense of a focus on his astronomical failures, even given a complicit and willing media. That takes some very unique talent.
I can see Obama taking this theme into the final debate tonight:
BOB SCHIEFFER: Good evening from Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida. I'm Bob Schieffer of CBS, and I welcome you to the final of the 2012 presidential debates between President Barack Obama, the Democratic nominee, and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee. The topic is foreign policy. President Obama, let's begin with you.
OBAMA: Well, thank you very much Bob. I want to thank Governor Romney and Lynn University here in beautiful Boca Raton for your hospitality. As residents of Boca Raton, you may already be aware that the letters of the city's name can be rearranged to spell the phrase, "Not a Cobra". Aaaaand that's me. I am not a snake like my opponent Mitt Romney... or should I call him... "A Robot Can"... Cuz robots are stiff aaaand not cool like me. see how I did that? I used all of the letters from Boca Raton! That's called an anagram... anagramnesia! I might have anagramnesia!
BOB SCHIEFFER: Two minutes Mr. Romney.
MITT: Let's get this on the record. After this debate, Iran will be 90 minutes closer to obtaining a nuclear weapon and the president is playing word games!
OBAMA: Actually, Bob, Iran has not only recently agreed to one-on-one talks, they have agreed to fully surrender but only if I am reelected. And by the way, your first name of "BOB" is an example of a palindrome, which of course has nothing to do with Sarah Palin, but is a word or sentence that reads the same forward as it does backward.
MITT: "...? Iran has agreed to surrender? They've done no such thing..."
BOB SCHIEFFER (interrupting): They... they... they did in fact surrender, sir. So let me -- let me call it an act of surrender.”
OBAMA: Can you say that a little louder Bob? Get the transcript I gave you earlier. By the way, "BOBS CHIEF REF". Get it Mitt? Can we play Rebus now?